My latest Goodreads updates (i.e., what I’ve been up to during this snow day)

The Reader The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I tore through this book in a day.

This book was well written–crisp, sensual. It reminded me a lot of the book Silk.

There were a lot of ideas that were offered in this book that I appreciated, specifically of how the main character “Kid” (I think they mention his name, but I remember Hanna’s nickname for him most) likens our past experiences/relationships to tectonic plates–the idea that we build these experiences on top of one another and can’t really view them as their own, separate entities. I think that was a really interesting concept for me and one I’ve been accepting more and more. Why forget the past and try to deny it when you can accept that–for good and bad–it’s shaped you and you’ve been able to develop who you are or where you are because of it?

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2 thoughts on “My latest Goodreads updates (i.e., what I’ve been up to during this snow day)

  1. I’ve been dying to watch the movie, but I wanted to read the book first, and then when I was home over Christmas, I found the book on my shelf in my room! How crazy is that?!!? Glad you liked it, it’s on the top of my to-read list. xoxo

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