The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink: Though it purports to be about a teenaged boy and his romance with a complicated older woman, this book is more about how the succeeding generations of Germans deal with the horrors of their Third Reich parents and grandparents. Michael Berg is a thoroughly introspective narrator, creating the feel of a memoir more than a novel. I found myself thinking about the characters and their choices long after finishing the last page. Recommended for those looking for a thought-provoking read.

Also posted on BookCrossing.

  1. I’ve heard many, many good things about this book. I haven’t read it yet, but I plan to.

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