Friday, April 17, 2009

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Fifteen year old Michael Berg becomes ill on his way home from school one day and is helped home by Hannah, a woman twice his age. Michael and Hannah become lovers, then Hannah disappears. Michael sees Hannah again several years later when she is on trial for Nazi war crimes. Much of the narrative is Michael's thoughts and feelings about Hannah, his relationship with her, and his feelings about Germany's actions during WWII. I rate this book 4 out of 5.


Fannie said...

thanks for the review, c! sounds like it will make a good movie!

nfaband said...

Sounds like a good read ... thanks for sharing it with us Cheryl.

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Anna said...

I posted this on the challenge site here.

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