Friday, 17 January 2014

Books into film!

This month sees the release of the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s acclaimed novel, The Book Thief.  Set during World War II in Nazi Germany, the book is narrated by Death and the story centres around Liesel Meminger, a young girl who has been sent to live with a foster family on Himmel Street.  When her brother dies and is buried, she steals the gravedigger’s handbook and becomes hooked on reading.  Although immensely sad it is also uplifting and well worth a read!  You can find a copy in the Discovery Library.
To view a trailer of the film:
Other acclaimed books that have recently been adapted for the big screen are the Nelson Mandela’s autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom and The Railway Man by Eric Lomax, a moving true story of a man who was taken prisoner and tortured by the Japanese in the Second World War and how he comes to terms with his experience many years after the war.  Both books can be found in the War Memorial Library.

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