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 synopsisFor 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 before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret. 'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction. A thriller, a love story and a deeply moving examination of a German conscience' INDEPENDENT SATURDAY MAGAZINEHide synopsis
The Reader (Vintage Books USA) – Trade paperback (1998)
Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Trade paperback, Vintage Books USA 1998
ISBN: 0679781307 ISBN-13: 9780679781301
A story of love, secrets, crime, and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of post-war Germany, "The Reader" tells the deeply moving tale of a young boy's erotic awakening. A "New York Times" Notable Book.A story of love, secrets, crime, and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of post-war Germany, "The Reader" tells the deeply moving tale of a young boy's erotic awakening. A "New York Times" Notable Book.Hide
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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
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.
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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