Zusak remembers when he realised that he wanted to be a writer. You’re not allowing mediocrity to spill onto the page like you might have allowed a few years back. 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. I’m so used to failure and rejection at this point that neither one ever fazes me. 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. Welcome back. Everything you need to know: book description, quotes from the book, about the author and much more. He tasted like regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist's suit collection. That only took, like, a lot of fucking time. It tests you, to see if you have what it takes to see it through. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. The novel begins, In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn't the beginning. But, the star of the book is Clay, the fourth boy, who is trying to build this bridge. He makes me cry.”, “The consequence of this is that I'm always finding humans at their best and worst. Review by John Purcell. You’ll be frustrated at times. That’s how you get better. “There are hundreds of thoughts per every word spoken, and that's if they're spoken at all.”. 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. She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled herself away, she touched his mouth with her fingers...She did not say goodbye. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”, “He does something to me, that boy. I'm left with a feeling of what did I miss? They were perched on TV aerials, and, God forbid, on the trees. It’s his only detriment. He was born in Australia of German descent. But, be patient, because after you get the hang of it, we're in Zusak's magical world. She packed it into her prim-and-proper voice, and like her son, moved on.”, “Those kids, they would've loved this place, they would've walked and skipped and danced here, all legs and sunny hair. here goes!! He tasted dusty and sweet. ', and 'I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.' “He, as much as anyone, knows who and why and what we are: “As if sensing the oncoming theatre, the pigeons arrived from nowhere, and dug in close on the powerlines. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. Refresh and try again. Instead they test me and they inspire me to see if I have what it takes to try again and keep going. These failures and rejection don’t get me down. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both. He's taken his time, but it was totally worth the wait! It's his only detriment. Markus Zusak (born in 1975) is the bestselling author of The Book Thief and Bridge of Clay. I like the idea that every page in every book can have a gem on it. [I don't believe Clay physically took her life. Same! People can hate or love my books but they can never accuse me of not trying. Told through the eyes of the oldest brother Matthew it mostly focuses on his younger brother, Clay and his exploits. Your patience will be tested. The book is a little difficult to get into at first (and I did have to read the first chapter twice to get the rhythm of the writing) as it jumps around in time and many things don't have a significance until later. 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. Why did it have to be the mule? Bridge of Clay Quotes Showing 1-30 of 36. There was all the straw-like landscape, and marathons of sky. Congrats to @mom_myreads for winn, Finally finished reading the Red Rising trilogy. To order a copy for £13.99 (RRP £18.99) go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. She was incapable, and after a few more minutes at his side, she was able to tear herself from the ground.
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