This past Friday I was treated to a pre-screening of The Book Thief movie by Exclusive Books. I hadn’t read the book (but had heard lots about it) and didn’t know what to expect. Now, having seen the movie guess what the next book is that I’ll be buying!
The film adaptation releases in South African cinemas this Friday (24th of January).
Here is a small fact – you are going to die.
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
Some important information – this novel is narrated by death.
It’s a small story, about: a girl; an accordionist; some fanatical Germans; a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery.
Another thing you should know – death will visit the book thief three times.
CLICK HERE to watch the official trailer for The Book Thief.
About the author
Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including I am the Messenger and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Published by Random House Struik
To celebrate the release of The Book Thief movie in South Africa, Exclusive Books is running a very special competition.
They love the imagery and beauty of The Book Thief. They also love Pinterest, Instagram, Snapseed and filters. See where they’re going with this?
Take a photo of a copy of The Book Thief, make it the most beautiful photo ever taken and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will put all of the photos up on their Pinterest board, and the photo with the most likes will win a R5000 Exclusive Books voucher!
The competition closes on Sunday the 26th of January ’14 – click HERE to read the T&Cs.