The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their fathers disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridgefor his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, fo...
|Title||:||Bridge of Clay|
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Bridge of Clay Reviews
when i die and they open me up, they will see this story engraved on my heart.
the manner in which this story has impacted me - by inhaling in the broken letters scattered among the pages, causing them to slowly seep into my veins, prompting my heart to start quietly beating for a boy who built a bridge - is not something that can be written in a review. it is something that demands to be felt, imprinting itself right across my heart.
so im pretty sure that even an infinite combination of words ...more
The only thing worse than not liking a book is knowing you are probably in the minority with that opinion. I'm left with a feeling of what did I miss? The plot is good but I just could never get into the writing style. I'll go sit in my corner alone now while everyone else has an amazing reading experience. This just wasn't the right book for me but I do hope others enjoy it.
I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review.
This was originally going to be released while I was in year 10. Im about to start my second year at uni. Cool.
Come on Markus. We were told this was going to be published on September 1, 2011. Wtf man.
Its September 1 today, and Zusak hasn't even finished writing the book! It still needs to be finished and edited and marketed and shit. I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY DEVASTATED. How can you do this to me Markus? I HATE YOUR FREAKING GUTS.
Wait, no. I ...more
This book is not only my first review of the year, but a gift given for amusement which became a treasure in it's own way.
It started with a many-named woman.
An upright piano.
A wrong address.
A marriage and five sons.
With incredible mastery and imagination Markus Zurgus steals my soul. I loved the Book Thief, but this book, in it's subtle prose, describes the harshness, love, sadness and joy of humanity in guise of a family.
The beautifully written descriptions of Australia, the best and dust are a ...more
Put down for now. I’m not connecting with the story and I’m not in the right frame of mind for it either, since it’s such a slow book and requires more concentration and effort which I can’t give right now.
Buddy-reading with Sophie! ❤
Please be good! I cannot survive if this disappoints me.
About fuckin time!!! SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS NEWS! And it sounds beautifully heart-wrenching.
Okay, this space is just going to become a dumping ground of stuff I learn about Bridge of Clay until the book actually comes out and I read it, die and then come back to fill it with a proper review.
Update 20 Nov: From the Markus Zusak Facebook Fanpage Here (worth regularly stalking btw) Markus posts some excerpts from BOC as per below:
(Markus Zusak's own words)...here's a small piece or two from Bridge of Clay that I revisit regularly and work on:
Once, in the tide of Dunbar past – ...more
*deep breath* I'm ready to write this review.
Markus Zusak is my all time favourite author and with Bridge of Clay he has just solidified that position further. I fell in love with his writing in The Book Thief and then The Messenger and now with Bridge of Clay. I always tell people that going into his book, don't expect them to be anything alike (except for extraordinary writing) because they are all so individual and different from each other, it's actually kind of amazing.
Bridge of Clay is a ...more
Bridge of Clay is acclaimed, prize-winning author Markus Zusak's long-awaited follow-up to the spectacular The Book Thief which was first published in 2006, and while it wasn't as enjoyable as that, there is still much to admire about it. I cannot see it as being as successful, but it will appeal to those who delight in Zusak's inimitable writing style. The story follows the lives of the five Dunbar brothers who live at 18 Archer Street, Sydney, in a house without adults. It charts their struggl ...more