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Bridge of Clay [PDF / EPUB] Bridge of Clay The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world they discover the moving se The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules 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 At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay a boy who will build a bridge—for his family for his past for greatness for his sins for a miracle The uestion is how far is Clay willing to go And how much can he overcome.

  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Bridge of Clay
  • Markus Zusak
  • English
  • 07 March 2016
  • 9780385614290

About the Author: Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is the author of five books including the international bestseller The Book Thief which spent than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list and is translated into than forty languages – establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of AustraliaTo date Zusak has held the number one position at com couk the New York Times.



10 thoughts on “Bridge of Clay

  1. says:

    when i die and they open me up they will see this story engraved on my heart the manner in which this story has impacted me by inhaling in the broken letters scattered among the pages causing them to slowly seep into my veins prompting my heart to start uietly beating for a boy who built a bridge is not something that can be written in a review it is something that demands to be felt imprinting itself right across my heart so im pretty sure that even an infinite combination of words will spectacularly fail in describing what this story means to me because it has been nearly 12 hours since i finished reading this and i still am at a loss at how to convey the heartbreaking beauty of this bookbut i do think its worth mentioning that zusak goes back to his roots with this story its very reminiscent of his first work the wolfe brothers series so i think those who only know MZ via ‘the book thief’ will be in for a small shock its still the same poignant and brilliant writing but this story is messy and complicated and raw its uite a departure from his last novel but i think thats exactly what we needed i can feel every ounce of tears hope frustration dedication doubt and love zusak has felt this past decade in every single page so i also think this is the story he needed for himselfit tackles topics like how to make a home with those who surround you what it truly takes to extend forgiveness that family means those you love and who love you in return the overwhelming grief of losing someone who is simply extraordinary the shy but steady feelings that can only belong to a first love and most importantly the unwavering and unbreakable bond between brothersall of these things happen to a boy name clay this is his story and although this book is told by his brother it is still a story about ‘the fourth dunbar brother and how everything happened to him and because of that we were all of us changed through him’and so when i die and they open me up and they see this story engraved on my heart they will know how a boy named clay changed me↠ every star in the galaxy

  2. says:

    DNF 30%This is the first time in a while that I've actually not finished a book I should mention that I was one of the few people who liked but didn't love The Book Thief but I find it hard to believe that Bridge of Clay will be as well loved as that book More power to you if you can actually finish and enjoy it At times it felt like Zusak deliberately went out of his way to make the story confusing and difficult to enjoy It's a painfully cerebral metaphorical wandering through the lives of five Australian brothers Matthew Rory Henry Thomas Clay The prose is full of the kind of bloated overwritten description that doesn't uite make sense Inside the house was oven likeThe furniture all was roastedThe pictures just out of the toasterThey had an air conditioner It was broken There's some Homerian aspects too the most obvious of which being the boys' mule Achilles but there are allusions to Homer's work throughout I'm not going to go on too much in this review especially as I didn't finish it I noticed some readers saying it took a while to get going so I pushed through but I think 170 pages should be than enough for a book to grab meBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

  3. says:

    Markus Zusak could write the iTunes User Terms of Agreement and I'd still read it so yeah pretty excited for this oneEDIT omg people stop liking this please i can't believe i keep getting notifications for this review i wrote in HIGH SCHOOL for context I'm getting my BA next month also i've been on this website for than 6 years?? time is fake i mean i guess i'm glad you're all happy this book is finally coming out lol but the original statement in this review no longer stands because i read I Am The Messenger after writing this and it was AWFUL sorry

  4. says:

    It's always about love isn't it? Everyone feels it nobody truly understands itIn this novel we learn the story of 'Clay Dunbar' the silent one the boy with too much heart One of five misfit brothers the tireless unstoppable runner an immovable force of nature Training beyond meaning relentlessly unbeknown and yet also aware of a fateful day to come The day of reckoningBefore the Bridge there was a Clay and a CareyBefore the Murderer there was a Michael and a Penelope; and an AbbeyTwo generations scarred by love and tragedy A crazy idea unites them The construction of an arched bridgeThe lifetime masterpiece of a murderer and a boy with limitless heart A truly remarkable read You only have to get past the first part of the book which is an utter mess of near incomprehensible writing But if you somehow manage to survive it you then find a non stop endless stream of terribly endearing moments Beyond beautiful beyond painful I pretty much bookmarked every single page Still my all time favorite is 'The Messenger' by far But THIS ONE This one is really something else And 'The Book Thief' of course literary awesomeness Zusak never disappoints Well almost neverUntil next time NOTE I apologize for the long delay between reviews my mother broke her hip so I've been caring for her 247 which naturally took a nice toll on my reading time Also must say I've been going through a gamer phase Sadly reading is but one of my many vices which include but is not limited to reading gaming and movieing So you can expect from me a ton of reviewing followed by weeks or months of complete silence from time to time as I go through my different phases I'm hoping to go through a reading phase again soon enough Further I sort of promised myself not to read anything else until I was done with this effing book which gave me one of my worst reading slumps ever Not to mention I sort of seem to have lost my desire to write So yeah taking everything into consideration it all contributed to create the perfect non reading storm Missed you all Hope to be back soon D Siempre se trata del amor no? Todos lo sienten nadie en verdad lo entiendeEn esta novela conocemos la historia de 'Clay Dunbar' el silencioso el chico con demasiado corazón Uno de cinco hermanos inadaptados el corredor incansable imparable una inmovible fuerza de la naturaleza Entrenando fuera de cualuier sentido sin descanso desconociendo y de alguna manera consciente de un fatídico día por llegar El día de ajustar cuentasAntes del Puente había un Clay y una CareyAntes del Asesino había un Michael y una Penelope; y una AbbeyDos generaciones marcadas por el amor y la tragediaUna idea descabellada los une La construcción de un puente arueadoLa pieza maestra de la vida de un asesino y de un chico con corazón ilimitadoUna lectura realmente destacable Sólo hay ue pasar la primera parte del libro ue es un desastre total de casi incomprensible escritura Pero si de alguna manera lográs sobrevivirlo encontrás después un imparable manantial de infinitos y terriblemente entrañables momentos Más allá de hermoso más allá de doloroso Podría decir ue resalté casi cada una de sus páginas Igual mi favorito de todos los tiempos sigue siendo 'Cartas Cruzadas' por lejos Pero ESTO Este libro es realmente algo aparte Y por supuesto 'La Ladrona de Libros' genialidad literaria Zusak nunca decepciona Bueno casi nuncaHasta la próxima

  5. says:

    DNF 80%I am so so SO sad about this but I just had no interest in the story or the characters I tried the audiobook because it's narrated by the author and I gave it a fair go but I just wasn't into it I kept telling myself I should at least finish it but I found my attention wandering because I just wanted it to be done and that's just a waste of precious reading listening time I will definitely try and physically read this and see if maybe that experience will be better but I really don't know I'm very disappointed about this but it just wasn't for me The writing was beautiful he really is an incredibly talented author the story just didn't do anything for me

  6. says:

    Well what can I say about this book? I found it totally mesmerising It took a while to get going but suddenly you find you can't put it down It follows the lives of the five Dunbar boys told from the point of view of the eldest Matthew but it concentrates on the fourth boy Clay After their mother dies and their father abandons them the boys are left to raise themselves in the suburbs of Sydney Markus Zusak tells a remarkable tale here the bridge of the title being both physical and symbolical The timeline does jump around a bit but this doesn't really detract from the storyIt also touches on horse racing and having an interest in the Sydney racing scene it was a bit of a trip down memory lane for me I did laugh at the racehorse called Engadine yes Markus and I share the same hometown though I don't personally know himAll in all Bridge Of Clay is a wonderful riveting book and I have no hesitation in recommending itMy thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  7. says:

    First of all I must say reading this book is hard work It is a history of a family presented like a patchwork uilt a bit here and a bit there jumping around from person to person place to place and past to present Concentration is the key Hard work does pay off however and this is a really beautiful book As the story progresses Zusak's characters start to work their way into your heart and the pages just slip past as you begin to discover just what has occurred Little things like why the clothes pegs mean so much to Clay all become clear by the end Tissues are reuired there are several very sad momentsBut there are also lots of fun times as you would expect in a household of five boys I loved Achilles the mule who felt that he too should live in the house and there is a wonderful neighbour who comes by to fix them up when they have been fighting Which is oftenThis is a book about relationships and about love I finished it yesterday and it is still buzzing around in my head That is a sure sign of a good book

  8. says:

    HEY MARKUS HEYWHERE'S THE BOOK MARKUS?MARKUS WHERE IS IT?

  9. says:

    UPDATE 199 on Kindle US today 1419Well heck I never did show my stained edge copy I got Oh well later I won an arc copy of this book in a pub giveaway I was really confused in this book so in the beginning until I got used to how this was being written The Bridge Of Clay is a book I will have to revisit time and again to get all of the tidbits that we miss at times Especially in a book like this; family sorrow hope change love death It's life It's death It's a family both past and present It's something I can't put into words I just feel it Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐺🐾

  10. says:

    deep breath I'm ready to write this review Markus Zusak is my all time favourite author and with Bridge of Clay he has just solidified that position further I fell in love with his writing in The Book Thief and then The Messenger and now with Bridge of Clay I always tell people that going into his book don't expect them to be anything alike except for extraordinary writing because they are all so individual and different from each other it's actually kind of amazing Bridge of Clay is a book based around family and heartbreak It's very much a character driven book and although you're thrown into this story right into a house with five brothers and given a tonne of information you just need to buckle up your seatbelt and keep going I struggled with the first 50 pages or so and then suddenly it was 3 am and I was sobbing and my eyes were red and puffy I myself have a big family and I could related to these characters because in all of them I could see my own family And the characters in this are perfect These well thought out flawed realistic Australian funny uniue brave characters came to life on the pages They went beyond just being a character written in a book Zusak gave them life The writing I don't need to say much It's fucking amazing There will be tears in this book Bring tissues I have a customer that comes into work every Thursday His name is Doug and we bonded over Markus Zusak and over the last eight months we've become really great friends I lent him copy of this book to read and he left little notes throughout it and it's a copy I will treasure forever And soon we're going to go and meet Markus Zusak at a book event and we're so excited These books have changed my life and they've also introduced wonderful people to me too I loved it so much

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