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The Reader


For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and ... Show synopsis

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  • Aug 26, 2010
    by beverly f

    After seeing the movie with my friend and her husband, I ordered the book. It was amazing how closely the movie kept to the original. I would recommend it to all who like books with substance.

  • great afternoon read Mar 4, 2010
    by daisymay

    I read this one afternoon. Each chapter took you more and more into these people?s lives. I love how the love story is intertwined with history. As soon as I read it I got a hold of a friend and had them read it. I saw the movie as reading the book and again the book is so much better than the movie

  • Simple and original Jul 1, 2009
    by Vasya

    I read this book after watching the movie of the same name, expecting it to be longer and more sappy.
    It surprised me that each chapter wasn't longer than a few pages, and it surprised me even more that each chapter, particularly near the end of the book, introduced a new idea that I hadn't thought of before.

    I liked this book; it told an incredible story that touched me. I've never read a book with a similar plotline, which is super important nowadays, and I've never quite sympathised with an Auschwitz guard as I did while I was reading.

    The Reader is worth the few dollars you spend on it.

  • The Reader Jun 5, 2009
    by RossM

    Great book. Worth every penny. One of the best books I've
    ever read. Sent one of the books to my sister!

  • Great Read Apr 2, 2009
    by tg1092

    This book I would recommend to anyone looking to read like a writer. The precision, the detail, and the imagery make a very powerful story. I loved this book. If you saw the movie and wanted to read the book you won't be disappointed.

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