Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

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 father?s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge?for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar ...

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Title:Bridge of Clay
Author:Markus Zusak
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Bridge of Clay Reviews

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Oct 23, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

  • Sara
    Nov 22, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

    honestly i can?t imagine how hard it must have been for zusak to write another book after the IMMENSE success of ?the book thief?. like the struggle after the bars have been set so high BY YOURSELF. but I?m 110% here for this book and just. can?t. wait. for release. ...

    Edit: This was originally going to be released while I was in year 10. Im about to start my second year at uni. Cool. Edit: Come on Markus. We were told this was going to be published on September 1, 2011. Wtf man. EDIT: CTUYHAJKLHDGNSKLHESBDNLGK>NMKSD> Its Septembe...

    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 ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Bridge of Clay follows five brothers as they face abandonment from their father, and the ultimate quest for forgiveness and what it means to be a family. Oh, and building a bridge. I found this really difficult to...

  • Brenda
    Oct 09, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

  • Marissa
    Jul 05, 2012

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

  • ★ Jess
    May 09, 2010

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

    honestly i can?t imagine how hard it must have been for zusak to write another book after the IMMENSE success of ?the book thief?. like the struggle after the bars have been set so high BY YOURSELF. but I?m 110% here for this book and just. can?t. wait. for release. ...

    Edit: This was originally going to be released while I was in year 10. Im about to start my second year at uni. Cool. Edit: Come on Markus. We were told this was going to be published on September 1, 2011. Wtf man. EDIT: CTUYHAJKLHDGNSKLHESBDNLGK>NMKSD> Its Septembe...

  • hayden
    Mar 13, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 23, 2014

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

  • Shirley Marr
    Apr 30, 2011

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

  • Emily May
    Oct 02, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

  • Veronica ⭐️
    Jan 26, 2019

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

  • Natalie
    Aug 26, 2012

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

  • Phrynne
    Oct 15, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

  • Andrea
    Oct 11, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

    honestly i can?t imagine how hard it must have been for zusak to write another book after the IMMENSE success of ?the book thief?. like the struggle after the bars have been set so high BY YOURSELF. but I?m 110% here for this book and just. can?t. wait. for release. ...

    Edit: This was originally going to be released while I was in year 10. Im about to start my second year at uni. Cool. Edit: Come on Markus. We were told this was going to be published on September 1, 2011. Wtf man. EDIT: CTUYHAJKLHDGNSKLHESBDNLGK>NMKSD> Its Septembe...

    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 ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Bridge of Clay follows five brothers as they face abandonment from their father, and the ultimate quest for forgiveness and what it means to be a family. Oh, and building a bridge. I found this really difficult to...

    The anticipation for Markus Zusak's latest novel has been eager to say the least; heightened immeasurably by the 10-year wait. So here it is. This is the story of the Dunbar family, the parents, the five boys, but most of all the story of #4 child Clay. It's also the story of a brid...

  • jessica
    Mar 14, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

  • Allyce Cameron
    Jul 26, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Sep 26, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

  • Carolyn
    Jan 03, 2019

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Nov 12, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

  • Tilly Booth
    Jul 29, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

  • Umut Reviews
    Oct 04, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

  • Bianca
    Nov 07, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

  • Warda
    Mar 13, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

  • Kai
    Mar 13, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

  • Lou
    Oct 10, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

    honestly i can?t imagine how hard it must have been for zusak to write another book after the IMMENSE success of ?the book thief?. like the struggle after the bars have been set so high BY YOURSELF. but I?m 110% here for this book and just. can?t. wait. for release. ...

    Edit: This was originally going to be released while I was in year 10. Im about to start my second year at uni. Cool. Edit: Come on Markus. We were told this was going to be published on September 1, 2011. Wtf man. EDIT: CTUYHAJKLHDGNSKLHESBDNLGK>NMKSD> Its Septembe...

    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 ...

  • may ❀
    Feb 10, 2019

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

  • Katie B
    Sep 25, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

  • Hamad
    Oct 08, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

  • Yusra  ✨
    Jan 31, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

    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 amazi...

    Je-sus Christ. What a book. For anyone who was worried about this following up on that masterpiece The Book Thief, don?t be. It is amazing and beautiful and heart wrenching and a million other things that I can?t think of right now because I?m so overwhelmed. The first 50 pages o...

    5? ?Many considered us tearaways. Barbarians. Mostly they were right: Our mother was dead. Our father had fled. We swore like bastards, fought like contenders, and punished each other at pool, at table tennis (always on third- or fourth-hand tables, and often set up on the ...

    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 stalki...

    okay, i've read it. what a disappointment. i loved the book thief, as did most people who have read it (even though i read it later than most), and expected something similarly powerful here. instead, i got an overly-long, self-indulgent, emotionally-void collection of pages. fro...

    Finally we met with Zusak's new book after Book Thief. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! Bridge of Clay is about 5 brothers who live alone. Their mother died, and father left. They live in suburbs of Sydney alone. The story is told from the eldest brother's perspe...

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak was ten years in the making so I was expecting big things from this story and I wasn?t disappointed. The story opens with Matthew, the oldest Dunbar boy, bringing home the old TW, the typewriter of a Grandmo...

    uhhhh what just happened? you know that one book that makes zero sense 99% of the time and then you read one line and it all hits you and you're like WOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CRAFTED MASTERPIECE? yeah,,,,,that's not this book - so this extremely extremely character driven bo...

    This is a marvelous, rollicking tale of the five Dunbar boys, abandoned by their father after their mother died and now living alone in the family home with an assortment of animals. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and ...

    I'm probably one of the very few people on this planet who hasn't read The Book Thief or any other Zusak novel, so I had no particular expectations. Knowing how many people loved The Book Thief I wanted to find out if I'll become a Zusak fan myself, therefore I promptly requested this ...

    honestly i can?t imagine how hard it must have been for zusak to write another book after the IMMENSE success of ?the book thief?. like the struggle after the bars have been set so high BY YOURSELF. but I?m 110% here for this book and just. can?t. wait. for release. ...

  • leslie hamod
    Jan 03, 2019

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...

    UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US today 1/4/19 Well heck, I never did show my stained edge copy I got. Oh well, later! I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway! I was really confused in this book, more so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written. ...

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work. It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork quilt - a bit here and a bit there, jumping around from person to person, place to place and past to present. Concentration is the key. Hard work does pay off however and ...

    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: A book about death or grief It seems like most of my favorite authors have written one book I didn't enjoy. For Patrick Ness, it's The Rest of Us Just Live Here, for Andrew Smith it's The Marbury Lens, and for Markus Zusak, who has writte...

    *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 peopl...

    ?A murderer should probably do many things, but he should never, under any circumstances, come home.? ? After 11 or 12 years of waiting, you?d think that the author will write the next big thing. Unfortunately he wrote the next big disappointment and I fell from this Brid...

    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! ...

    That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. But we have a release date. ...

    Five Dunbar boys, the eldest was Matthew (who narrated the story), the fourth was Clay, who seemed to be the most sensitive and socially aware. The youngest was Tommy with Henry and Rory somewhere in between. They lived at 18 Archer Street in the suburbs of Sydney, where Matthew took o...

    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 ...

  • Kylie D
    Oct 01, 2018

    DNF - 30% This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book. I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief, but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well-loved as that book. More power to you if yo...

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it. so yeah, pretty excited for this one! EDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL (for context I'm getting my BA next mo...

    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 ...

    DNF @ 80% I am so so SO sad about this but, I just had no interest in the story or the characters. I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it. I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention ...

    HEY MARKUS. HEY. WHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS? MARKUS. WHERE IS IT? ...

    Well, what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising! It took a while to get going, but suddenly you find you can't put it down! It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys, told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew, but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay...