I’m not sure how I can contain my excitement in this post, but needless to say it’s obvious that my most anticipated read for 2018 is Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.
This isn’t a promo post, nor is it a paid and sponsored one, I’m simply just wanting to share a bit about the book and my hopes for when I read it. After reading his previous novels, and of course in particular The Book Thief, I have been anticipating a new book from Zusak for a number of years. Now that it’s finally in my grasp, I’m itching to finish my current read and begin a new Zusak adventure.
I’m ready to laugh, cry, and just experience the author’s writing again.
Here is a story told inside and out and back to front.
Five Dunbar brothers are living- fighting, loving, grieving- in the perfect chaos of a house without grown-ups. Today, the father who left them has just walked right back in. He has a surprising request: who will build a bridge with him?
It is Clay, a boy tormented by a long-buried secret, who accepts. But why is Clay so broken? And why must he fulfil this extraordinary challenge?
Bridge of Clay is about a boy caught in a current, a boy intent on destroying everything he has in order to become everything he needs to be. Ahead of him lies the bridge, the vision that might just save him and everyone he loves.
It will be a miracle and nothing less.
Bridge of Clay certainly sounds like a very different novel from what Zusak has written before, but I just know that his words will suck me in and I’ll be attached to all of the characters, just like I am with each of his books.
What is your most anticipated book of 2018? Will you be reading Bridge of Clay? I hope so, I’ll need someone to talk about it with!