Death is a storyteller in the Book Thief. He says he has a library of stories. Death speaks with a male voice. Death sees colors first, then dead people. Death is irreplaceable. Death can be cheerful, amiable, agreeable or so he says. Death is not nice but he is fair. Death is not violent or malicious. He works hard during war. War is ungrateful. War is the boss that orders Death to get it done, without saying thanks. Distraction keeps Death sane. Death needs distraction from the survivors. Colors are a distraction.
I am now at page 448 and hoping to complete reading today. Fascinating, not great, but paints vivid picture of growing up in Germany during WW11, stirs up emotions.