Why did Marcus Zusak choose to have the story narrated through death?

I think he did this because World War 2 was a time when death was very prominent. Also death is narrating it in a surprisingly positive way, I feel like if life would narrate the story it would be very negative and grim because there was little life, or happiness in Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s, whereas there is lots of death. Death is a neutral narrator, not a Nazi or a Jew, so there is no bias, however death hates his job as death. I feel like no one could disagree with death, he is too truthful, so maybe that’s why Marcus Zusak decided on this. Honestly I’m not 100% sure why, but I do know it was a good choice because this is one of the most enticing books I’ve ever read.

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