Last week I watched this incredibly moving film and because of that I found out it was a novel. Because of watching the movie I now want to read the book. The most unfortunate part of that is that I cannot seem to find the book anywhere in Stratford. Maybe I’ll have to make a trip the Library sometime, as I haven’t done this in a long time.
I generally don’t use the library because I don’t like the fact that I’m restricted as to when I can read the book. I have no problem finishing it in the allotted time, I guess I’m just a little anal retentive.
But I digress, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is the story of a boy made to move to a house in close proximity to a concentration camp. As the film progress he befriends a boy inside the barbed wire fences of the camp, now run by his father. The story is truly touching and if you don’t want to read the novel you should at least give the film a shot, at which point you’ll probably feel compelled to read the book by John Boyne.
This is enough to make want to hunt down this book at the next available opportunity.
This is a little later than usual but this week has been turned on its head a little. I’ve had make some adjustments to my work schedule (starting earlier) because I’m off tomorrow evening to see Jersey Boys in Toronto. Due to this change I wasn’t thinking yesterday and so didn’t do my weekly review then…so you get it now.
I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I wanted to this past week. I did get started on The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and I must say this is proving to be one of the best books I’ve read this year. Thank you to all of you that suggested I read it. I’m almost half way through already and I have already fallen in love with it.
On the flip side I’m still struggling through Sea of Poppies and more and more is being missed because my mind likes to use this time to wander. But I’m determined to keep at in hopes that it’s rewarding in the end.
I did get another one of the Fables books finished this week and I must say it was great. This is one of the best graphic novel series I’ve encountered. But then again I haven’t been that involved in the graphic novel scene. I’m really enjoying my encounters with graphic novels thus far.
Coming up this week in Theatrical Thursday is a look at Boy in the Striped Pajamas.