Sunday, September 15, 2013

Courage beyond words: “The Book Thief”

November 15—I could almost hear it like an approaching herd of mad bulls. After the recent release of official stills from the movie adaptation of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, dialing down my booknut-excitement is almost impossible. And just when thought I was calming down a little, look at what they released:

Liesl Meminger

GOOD GOD!  Aside from the fact that Liesl looks a tiny tad older here, I can almost visualize the book popping out in faithful big-screen goodness. My heart imploded a bit when I saw this on my Tumblr dashboard. It’s the first time I felt as if I don’t care if the adaptation will be good or bad—it’s like I just want to see everything on screen, to see it alive in another medium. And I hope that this movie will be a way for more people to discover the treasure that is this book. Everyone should read it.

“She’s many things, that girl,” says Markus Zusak of this poster, “but to me, right now—she looks ready.”

And that doesn’t end there. They have also released the full official trailer!

I have no more words for this. I can just sit back here and pray for November to come faster. Haven’t read the book yet? Rectify that now. :)


  1. Oh Em Gee! This really made my heart pound! :] Thank you for this very good news. I'm uber excited and thrilled seeing the new trailer. NOVEMBER come sooner!!

    1. Oh you're welcome! I can't wait to watch it! :D