The Old Man and the Sea

Very few books manage to leave an everlasting impression in the minds of the readers. The old man and the Sea manages to do it well on many levels. Written in 1951 and published in 1952, the book is considered to be one of the best classics ever written along with his A Farewell to Arms, The Sun also Rises and For whom the Bell Tolls.

The Book Thief

The Book thief is an American-German movie directed by Brian Percival. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak. Based on the backdrop of World War 2, it gives us a glimpse of the condition of Nazi Germany through the eyes of eleven-year-old Liesel Meminger. The most remarkable thing about this book is that its narration has been done by “death”, which has been personified as an entity. This vivid concept in itself reflects the authenticity of the movie.