My final vacation read was The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. I saw the movie a very long time ago, so I knew the general plot, but it had been so long that I could not remember all the details. That was okay with me, though, because I devoured this book. This book is about a young man who gets sick on his way home from school and is saved by a woman who is twice his age. Once better, he goes to thank her, and they start to have an affair until Hanna disappears. Years later the boy sees Hanna again and learns she is even more mysterious than he thought she was as he learns of crimes she’s been accused of.
This book is just lovely. It’s well-written, the translation is great, it’s engaging, and it reads quickly. Everyone should take half of a day to read this one!