We were at the cinema today and saw a trailer for the new movie based on the book “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.
I LOVED THAT BOOK!
It was so powerful, so cleverly written, I couldn’t put it down. It deals with painful issues related to WWll from a perspective not often told. One of those books that I feely truly deserve all the positive superlatives publishers like to place on book covers.
The trailer worried me. I know a movie can’t (and shouldn’t) include everything that was in the book but the trailer looked as though the movie could be shmaltzy and shallow.
I’m afraid that the movie might be disappointing and even spoil a bit of the effect the book has left on me. I think I will wait a while, read reviews and see what my bool loving friends have to say. Then I’ll decide whether to see it or leave the images in my memory alone.