I received a great gift from my lovely friend Anja Siemens– mother, photographer, film editor and wife. She knows many things about my creative tastes, outlook and ambitions as they are very similar to hers. We met at Central St Martins when she was a bald head techno geek and I was a skinny little rascal. We ran away to New York City together in our middle year, found an apartment the size of a shoe box, shared a single bed together and went working on film shoots we would find on street corners and notice boards: will-work-for-food kind of thing and learned many things about how movies get made.
This book is going down as one of my favourite books of all time. It about a lonely old man called Leo Gursky who is the writer of the book within the book called The History Of Love and a parallel heroine called Alma Singer who seeks for the author.
Nicole Krauss‘s writing style is truly mesmerizing, engaging and poignant with her characters crafted in a way that they are completely alive and spoken with such truth that in the end, my heart ached for them and it pained that the story ended and I could not lift any more pages and I was to never hear from them again.
Warner Bros are making the movie of the book, directed by my favourite Director, Alfonso Cuarón. It should be out this year. However, I truly recommend the book, its all about the writing.