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August 2, 2015 11:41 pm  #1

The Book Thief

I’ve just watched The Book Thief –based on the novel by Markus Zusak
I haven’t read the book –yet, and I know it’s a terrible, terrible mistake…
It is a beautiful story, set in terrible, terrible times, many bad things happen (even if the worst is …hinted at, and the viewer will automatically complete with their own knowledge). And yet, I find that this film does convey a very powerful lesson, a lesson on hope, on life, on love and what it means to be human.
Maybe I am reading too much into this film (and I gather I will read even further once I get my hands on the book), but I find that this film has … yes, I think it’s the best thing that happened to me in a very long time. So when I say it brings a lesson on hope, life and love, I cannot be more serious than that.
The part of me that does not want to see the light is…astounded that there is light.
I cannot not advise watching this film (or even better, reading the book, because books are always better than their adaptations, but that’s a debate for another time), but proceed with caution and prepare to have your very core shaken. Stock up on tea and tissues.

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August 3, 2015 9:12 am  #2

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To be honest, I tried reading the book twice and both times I stopped - the way of writing wasn't just my cup of tea.
I've never watched the film either, but I'm glad that you are impressed by it that much. I felt the same when I watched "Schindler's List" years ago. Hard to imagine what happened during these black times ...

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August 3, 2015 12:57 pm  #3

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Haven't watched the movie yet but the book was amazing.

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August 3, 2015 5:06 pm  #4

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I saw it too, a good movie indeed. I also found it to be a very emotional journey.
Still, I'd definitely recommend it!
The book is also really really good.


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