Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the reader

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink is both haunting and emotional.

The story begins when young Michael Berg becomes very ill on the way home from school one day. A woman rushes to help him, and his fascination with her leads them to form a relationship. But as suddenly as she entered Michael's life, she disappears.

It is many years later when Michael discovers a dark secret about her that makes him question everything he thought he knew. You will find yourself in the same tug-of-war of moral understanding and emotion. The complicated ways of human nature, pride, and love make this novel a fast, and worthwhile, read.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I saw the movie! Will add the book to my list of to-reads!