The Reader

by Prof Bernhard Schlink | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0753823292 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 3/16/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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 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.

I'm not sure what I want to say about this book. Did I like it? Well...I guess so, I found it quite compelling reading & beautifully written but it wouldn't seem right to say I "enjoyed" it. Maybe that's because of the uncomfortable subject matter of the Holocaust or the fact that I wasn't convinced by the sexual relationship between the young Michael & Hanna, I don't know. Another book that would benefit from a group discussion IMHO

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Lighthouse Pottery in Port Patrick, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, June 01, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (6/1/2018 UTC) at Lighthouse Pottery in Port Patrick, Scotland United Kingdom


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