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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
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Aug 27, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2009, 2009-novels
Read in August, 2009

Sensual, honest, not at all what I expected. I feel like Hugh Jackman during his Oscar opening number every time I shamefully admit that I haven't seen The Reader. But I've read it! And it is a triumph, kid.

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Bernhard Schlink
“...if something hurts me, the hurts I suffered back then come back to me, and when I feel guilty, the feelings of guilt return; if I yearn for something today, or feel homesick, I feel the yearnings and homesickness from back then. The tectonic layers of our lives rest so tightly one on top of the other that we always come up against earlier events in later ones, not as matter that has been fully formed and pushed aside, but absolutely present and alive.”
Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

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