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The Reader - Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway
The Reader
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Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is... show more
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375408267 (0375408266)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
2.0
Anni Cinquanta. Storia di carne e ossessione fra Hanna e Michael. Lei ha 36 anni, lui 15. C’è un rito che precede il loro atto carnale: la lettura ad alta voce che il giovane è costretto a compiere prima di saziarsi di lei. È il “ragazzino”, il lettore di Hanna, colui che la risolleva dalla sua ver...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
5.0 Nothing lost in translation!
This exceptional novel explores the complex relationship between Hanna and Michael against a backdrop of post war Germany and the differing impact of guilt for their respective generations. The tale of the central relationship is sensitively told and the difficult context is examined through their r...
Booka
Booka rated it
3.0 Lektor
Historia miłości w czasach po drugiej wojnie światowej. Czasach trudnych dla wielu osób. Szczególnie dla tych, którzy brali czynny udział w tej wojnie (po tej złej stronie). Mamy tu historię nastoletniego chłopca i pięknej (tajemniczej) kobiety, których losy nieoczekiwanie się ze sobą splatają. Połą...
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu.
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu. rated it
4.0 Lektor
Bardzo melancholijna książka, w której życie głównych bohaterów najłatwiej określić jako "gorzkie", a sam narrator - choć pogodzony z losem - zdaje się być człowiekiem, któremu już zawsze będzie czegoś brakowało. Mimo takiego smutnego nastroju, powieść nie nużyła mnie zbytnio - zapewne z powodu chęc...
Ultramarine
Ultramarine rated it
4.5 The Reader - Bernhard Schlink (נער קריאה)
This review is going to be both in Hebrew and English. I read this book in Hebrew therefore I think a Hebrew review will be better, but since all my other reviews are in English I'll make an English one as well. עבר המון זמן מהפעם האחרונה שקראתי ספר בעברית. אני אפילו לא בטוחה שאני יכולה להזכר מתי...
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