Marcia from The Printed Page hosts a weekly meme celebrating the delicate artistry of book covers. Pop over and have a look at all the wonderful artwork that motivates our book choices (like we need any encouragement).
This week my cover attraction is The Book Theif. I just love the playfulness of a child skipping along with the grim reaper that reinforces the 'playing with death' aspect of the grim storyline set in WWII.
Zuzak uses the format of dialogue with death popular in the 16th century to tell this poignent story of a little girl who loves books and is deprived of them. Spectacular imagery and quirky sense of humour propel the narrative. Anyone who loves books and language should have this book on their bookshleves, and in their booklovers' heart.