“Saukerl,” she laughed, and as she held up her hand, she knew completely that he was simultaneously calling her a Saumensch. I think that’s as close to love as eleven-year-olds can get.
–The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- This book is narrated by Death. The plot occurs during WWII. It is a very good book, with both humorous and serious aspects.
- The names the characters are calling one another are insults and swear words. A discussion of these terms can be found here: German (language): What’s the difference between a “Saukerl” and a “Saumensch”?