THE BOOK THIEF
Books and movies are two good things to fill our empty hours and to freshen up our souls. Some movies are based on books and they are the ones that make the words alive in pictures and motions. One of these films that have been very successful so far is “the book thief“. Here you can find a summary of the story.
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery… Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
As it is said the author is Markus Zusak who was born in 1975 and grew up in Sydney, Australia and still lives there with his wife and two children. He is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages.
First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list and still remains there to this day. In 2013, The Book Thief was adapted to screen, directed by Emmy Award-winning Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) and shot in Berlin by Twentieth Century Fox. The cast was headlined by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, The King’s Speech) and Academy Award nominee Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, Anna Karenina). It also cast Sophie Nelisse (Monsieur Lazhar), as Liesel Meminger.
The Guardian calls The Book Thief “a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told.” The New York Times: “Brilliant and hugely ambitious…the kind of book that can be life-changing.” The Age: “an original, moving, beautifully written book.”
As a person who has seen the movie, I should say that it made me emotional and attracted very much. Since I myself am a book lover I instantly made a bond with the girl who had the first role. I strongly recommend the movie. Promise you will love it.