Friday, August 06, 2010
Another Book: R
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I read The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. I had never paid much attention to what this book was about, and I was also pretty much oblivious when the movie came out -- so I had no pre-conceived notions.
I knew, vaguely, that this book was deep. So I thought it might be ponderously slow reading. It was not at all! It was captivating and quick reading. I started it yesterday evening and finished it today by noon. It's definitely a deep book, asking questions about moral dilemmas and making the reader think about how one should respond in many of life's conundrums, relationships, challenges, war-times and post-war. There is a lot of thought packed into this small book, and I'm glad I read it.