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The Reader

The Reader - Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway I watched the movie before I read the book. That is never a smart move but it was especially dimwitted in this case. In my defense I didn't know the movie was based on a book. How did I not know that? The big secret wasn't so secret. I already knew the big reveal. It didn't ruin the book for me but I did read it from a different perspective since I knew what was coming.I don't know if I've ever felt more conflicted about a book. The relationship between Michael and Hanna is wrong in every way and yet there is something beautiful about it. Hanna's past actions cannot be excused and yet I felt pity for her. This slim volume is packed with big messages. There isn't much more that I can say without laying out a bunch of spoilers. I don't want to do that. If you haven't read this you should. Take a bit of advice? Don't see the movie first.