- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Ember; Auflage: Reprint (23. Oktober 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0385751532
- ISBN-13: 978-0385751537
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 12 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,1 x 1,3 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 73 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 149.848 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader's Choice Award - Intermediate Division) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 23. Oktober 2007
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John Boyne's The Boy in Striped Pyjamas will no doubt acquire many readers as a result of the subsequent film of the novel, but viewers of the latter would do themselves a favour by going back to the spare and powerfully affecting original book. Bruno is nine years old, and the Nazis’ horrific Final Solution to the ‘Jewish Problem’ means nothing to him. He's completely unaware of the barbarity of Germany under Hitler, and is more concerned by his move from his well-appointed house in Berlin to a far less salubrious area where he finds himself with nothing to do. Then he meets a boy called Shmuel who lives a very different life from him -- a life on the opposite side of a wire fence. And Shmuel is the eponymous boy in the striped pyjamas, as are all the other people on the other side of the fence. The friendship between the two boys begins to grow, but for Bruno it is a journey from blissful ignorance to a painful knowledge. And he will find that this learning process carries, for him, a daunting price.
A legion of books have attempted to evoke the horrors of the Second World War, but in this concise and perfectly honed novel, all of the effects that John Boyne creates are allowed to make a maximum impact in a relatively understated fashion (given the enormity of the situation here). The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is also that rare thing: a novel which can affect both children and adults equally; a worthy successor, in fact, to such masterpieces as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye -- both, of course, books, dealing (as does this one) with the loss of innocence. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Certain to be one of the publishing sensations of 2006." -The Observer (U.K.)
"A memorable and moving story." -The Oxford Times (U.K.)
"A small wonder of a book." -The Guardian (U.K.)
"A book so simple, so seemingly effortless, that it's almost perfect." -The Irish Independent
"An extraordinary book." -The Irish Examiner
The book is about a Nazi concentration camp commandant and his family. The story focuses in particular on the commandant's son, Bruno, who doesn't accept the move from their comfortable home in Berlin very well. He has trouble readjusting to living next to a concentration camp (which we later find out is Auschwitz) and there are no children his age to play with. All he has is his sister who teases him and drives him mad. He also has no idea of the Holocaust or what the Nazis are doing to the Jews. He has a very naive view of the world and thinks the Jews are living happily there with their own homes and communities.
While out exploring one day, he comes across a boy called Shmuel who is one of the camp prisoners. The "striped pyjamas" refers to the camp clothes that the prisoners each must wear. They form an unlikely friendship but it is one they must conceal from Bruno's family, for obvious reasons. They discover that they have some things in common such as the same birthday on the same day.
Soon, Bruno is smuggling food to Shmuel and taking great pains to find out that his father never find out that he is speaking to a Jew. If found out, his father's career would be over and the family itself placed in great jeopardy.
Gradually, Bruno comes to realise what is really going on in the camp - and then comes the ending. I was so shocked afterwards that I just couldn't speak. I was trying before the end to work it out, to see if I could guess it but how wrong I was. You can't imagine an ending like this was coming.
This is a book about the war, unlike any others. I highly recommend this - but be prepared for a sleepless night afterwards.
This book revolves around the nine-year old Bruno, the son of an SS commandant who is forced to leave Berlin to live in "Out-With" with his family due to his father's responsibilities. As Bruno loves exploring, he gets to know Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence that seperates Bruno's world and pricks his curiosity.
This novel is written in a very simple language, as if it is emulating Bruno's thoughts. Over the entire plot it is left to the guesswork of an adult (or anyone who has acquired a deeper historical knowledge already) to understand and combine the various hints that are given throughout the first chapters. We get the whole story from the view of an omniscient third person narrator. Yet, we only get as much information as a nine-year old could get and understand and Boyne did a brilliant job at attacking the reader when he starts forshadowing the gloomy fate of the highly-relatable protagonist. The story also conveys an interesting message about what can happen to children if they get directly involved into matters that clearly transcend their horizon.
However, I can't rate the book with 5 stars as I, as a German reader, were a bit annoyed by the inconsistency in Bruno's character. He clearly behaves like a child most of the time, however, there are many crucial moments where he develops thoughts of an adult but then drops back to his childish and egocentric world view.
Mit Sicherheit für Alt und Jung geeignet - warum dennoch ein Stern Abzug?
Die Sicht eines neunjährigen Jungen ist zwar eine Weile ganz unterhaltsam, aber es gibt viele Wiederholungen, die nicht mein Geschmack waren.
Boyne schreibt über die Geschichte von zwei total verschiedenen Jungen, die Freunde werden ...
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dieses Buch hat mir sehr gefallen, die Story war sehr gut geschrieben und hat mir sehr bei meinem Englischkurs geholfen
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