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Death narrates 'The Book Thief'

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Death takes on a whole new persona in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. He's not a black-hooded monster toting a scythe. He's the narrator. And he doesn't really like his job. It is with great angst and introspection that he grudgingly carries away souls from Earth.

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One would think a book narrated by Death, with the horrors of Nazi Germany as its setting, would be dark. But it isn't.

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