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The Reader (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 02/10/2003
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An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller.For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret.'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction. A thriller, a love story and a deeply moving examination of a German conscience' INDEPENDENT

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753804704
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 133 x 201 x 19 mm

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“Added note to The German Fate”

Also- I forgot to mention in my previous review. Just as from a creative perspective, Schlinks work is technically beautiful also with some of the most vivid and most poignant excerpts of imagery I have had the... More

Paperback edition
9th February 2013
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“Fantastic”

Brilliantly written and hauntingly beautiful, this book ticks all the boxes for a thought provoking, heart breaking and thoroughly enjoyable read.

Paperback edition
18th February 2013
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“The German Fate”

What a masterpiece this is, and so clever too. Definitely a Holocaust novel but certainly not in the conventional sense. Looking from neither a victim or guilty point of view, but from a helpless point of view. One... More

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9th February 2013
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