Compare to the book, I can't say the same. It's interesting and from the page fifty to the end the story grips you. During seventeen century in a town of Holland, a family which have economical problems, have to loan their daughter, Griet, to work in the Vermeer's house who maintain his family painting pictures and selling them after.
Johannes Vermeer lives with his wife, Catharina, his mother-in-law Maria Thins, maids and an army of seven children among Cornelia stands out, a nighmare to Griet. This spoiled child plays continuous pranks and makes Griet´s life a hell.
|Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675)|
Therefore, with a jealous madame (Catharina), a manipulative boss (Maria Thins), a little devil (Cornelia) and some familiar problems, Griet has to live with them and at the same time, to serve her master in the way that he wants.
I recommend you the book. It's an attractive and entertaining story with lure and a lot of subtleties. In my view, there are some different interpretations (I talked with other readers, they have different ideas than me, about the story) and this is a thing that I love. Freedom to interpretation.