19. Oct, 2014

Borrowing Books

Here is a small fact- you are going to die!

This was the beginning of the film we watched with friends this evening, at the village community centre. The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, was narrated by death and brought tears to my eyes and half the people watching.

     This heart rendering tale takes place in a village in Bavaria during Nazi Germany. Liesel, a book loving child is sent to live with foster parents who are hiding a young Jewish boy. The story is hers and the people around her. As bombs fall, Liesel buries her head in the books she borrows. I won’t give the story away but would highly recommend it.         


“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief