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The Reader, which won the Boston Book Review's Fisk Fiction Prize, wrestles with many more demons in its few, remarkably lucid pages. What does it mean to love those people--parents, grandparents, even lovers--who committed the worst atrocities the world has ever known? And is any atonement possible through literature? Schlink's prose is clean and pared down, stripped of unnecessary imagery, dialogue, and excess in any form. What remains is an austerely beautiful narrative of the attempt to breach the gap between Germany's pre- and postwar generations, between the guilty and the innocent, and between words and silence. --R. Ellis --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Well written. This book was suggested to me while I was in Europe this year. I was surprised I had never read it.Published 21 days ago by Traveler
I found it very intriguing for the very first chapters and entertaining although it made me keep reading until the end for something as interesting to happen as in the start, but... Read morePublished 22 days ago by OpaqueBlock
Good quick read. I watched the movie right after and, as always, the book is better.Published 1 month ago by Krystee
Saw the movie and had to read the authour's thoughts. Thank you :)Published 1 month ago by Stephen Cheng
They made a movie from it, a good one, and if you like it than better read the book, tooPublished 1 month ago by Matthias Manske
I don't know if it was just the subject, or what, but I didn't like this book. Maybe I'm not compassionate enough; my empathy goes to the victims of the Holocaust, not the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a quick read with a surprising ending. Kept me interest and I finished the book in two days.Published 2 months ago by Gerrie
This is a very thoughtful book and raises many questions about morals, values, and the cost of shame.Published 2 months ago by Beth Wollar