by Markus Zusak

The family saga of the Dunbar brothers.

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  • Marcus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay is a worthy, heartfelt book that you need to not go into with Book Thief expectations
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    • Bridge of Clay is exceedingly slow moving and the author fails to give readers a reason to connect with the characters. I very rarely give up on a novel, but this is one that I just could not finish. After reading almost 250 pages, the plot went nowhere and I could not see the point to the novel. I Am The Messenger and The Book Thief were novels with unique perspectives and compelling plots, but Bridge of Clay just did not grab my attention.
    • As a huge fan of his other books I couldn’t wait for this new one. I read 50 pages, hoping to be pulled into the story and just had to stop. I couldn’t get into or understand the writing style.
    • 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.
    • What a beautiful storyWith beautiful writingI love this book
    • Marcus Zusak charmed and entranced a mass audience with The Book Thief. Bridge of Clay is a totally different novel. This book swirls and swoops through different times, different stories, and different spotlighted characters until finally the saga of the Dunbar Boys is told. Reading it can be a challenge. At times, I was mesmerized. At times I was confused. And at other times I was repulsed by the violent brawling that fills the pages. But as I stuck with it, I was amazed at how he could make me believe and care about these characters who bear no relation to anyone I know. This is masterful storytelling. But it does not closely resemble The Book Thief. There were things that I loved in the details and there are many details. You may wonder how a story of brawling brothers, racing, horse racing, death, love, dirt, blood, the Iliad, the Odyssey, Michelangelo, a mule, the Pont du Gard, and buried skeletons with a typewriter can all come together under the unrelenting sunshine. You would be wise to wonder, but the tapestry that our author weaves is a fully integrated whole when finished. It is a novel that will challenge those who like their stories to be linear and clear. The style, the organization, the voices, and the extraordinary story telling all make this novel worth reading.