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Of course, I’m being rude. I’m spoiling the ending, not only of the entire book, but of this particular piece of it. I have given you two events in advance, because I don’t have much interest in building mystery. Mystery bores me. It chores me. I know what happens and so do you. It’s the machinations that wheel us there that aggravate, perplex, interest, and astound me.

Markus Zusak in The Book Thief

Originally Published Jan. 1, 2005

Digital edition:

550 pages - Dec. 18, 2007