The Book Thief Trailer

The first trailer for the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s brilliant The Book Thief has been released. As my review explains, I love The Book Thief. It is one of the few books released in the past decade that I would call a true classic and I’m evangelical about getting as many people to read it as possible. A film version was inevitable but also a little worrying. This is a magical book and to make a bad film would be unforgivable. Does the trailer offer comfort that this will be a great film? I’m not sure. Death isn’t the narrator here which is worrying, but it may be that he is in the film. Liesel looks right and Geoffrey Rush may just be perfect as the kindly Hans Hubermann. I’m not bowled over, but nor am I horrified.

The Book Thief is scheduled for release in the UK on Friday 31st January 2014 – four days after we commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. I urge you to read the book and find out more about HMD.

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