How the prologue of “The Book Thief” hooks readers: an impressionistic, unique point of view

How the prologue of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak delivers an impressionistic look at the plot ahead, without spoiling that plot or even setting it up. Also, how the prologue teaches us to read the novel’s unique narrative voice without interrupting the story’s dramatic action. Watch the video above and read the transcript on Medium.


Fiction, writing