Book fans are notorious for not loving the movie adaptation of their beloved title. John Green is clearly a fan of The Book Thief, saying in his 2006 NYT review, it’s “the kind of book that can be life-changing, because without ever denying the essential amorality and randomness of the natural order, The Book Thief offers us a believable, hard-won hope.”
He saw the movie the this weekend and loves it, too, tweeting, “Just saw The Book Thief movie. Wow. So beautiful. It is a credit to Markus Zusak.”
And got the following response:
“Dear John, that means the world coming from you – someone who holds the secret word for life in all of us so well. Always, mz”
Good timing, since a new international trailer was just released (the Jan. date listed in the trailer is the international release date; it premieres here on Nov 8).
The Book Thief , Markus Zusak
Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale Date: October 22, 2013
Paperback, $12.99 US / $14.99 Can.