Soundtrack Saturday – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Feel free to join in! Either leave your soundtrack pick or the link to your soundtrack post in the comments.
From the author’s website:
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
Soundtrack Song: “Breathe” by Alexi Murdoch
I’m only about 120 pages into The Book Thief, but I think this song fits well with Liesel trying to adjust to her new life with her foster parents. All the sleepless nights, haunted by nightmares of the journey to her new home. And trying to figure out the answers to questions regarding her mother.
“Where was she?
What had they done to her?
And once and for all, who, in actual fact, were they?” (p. 96)
In the quiet of the shadow
In the corner of a room
Darkness moves upon you
Like a cloud across the moon
And all the suffering that you’ve witnessed
And the hand prints on the wall
They remind you how it’s endless
How endlessly you fall
And the answer that you’re seeking
For the question that you found
Drives you further to confusion
As you lose your sense of ground
What song would you add to the soundtrack for this book or the one you’re currently reading?
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