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ISBN: 0375707972 / ISBN-13: 9780375707971

The Reader

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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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  • The Reader (Vintage Books USA) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)

    The Reader

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books USA
    1999
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0375707972
    ISBN-13: 9780375707971

    "The Reader" is both a literary surprise and a moral challenge: a riveting, provocative, and deeply moving novel about a young boy's erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, and what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are revealed. Fifteen-year-old Michael Berg becomes ill on the way home from school. A woman takes care of him. Later, the boy arrives at her home with a bunch of flowers to thank her. And then comes back again. Hanna is the first woman he has ever desired. ... Show more

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Reviews of The Reader

Overall customer rating: 4.875
beverly f
by beverly f on Aug 26, 2010

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.

daisymay

great afternoon read

by daisymay on Mar 4, 2010

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

Vasya

Simple and original

by Vasya on Jul 1, 2009

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.

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RossM

The Reader

by RossM on Jun 5, 2009

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

tg1092

Great Read

by tg1092 on Apr 2, 2009

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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