the reader

Bernhard Schlink

“...So I stopped talking about it. There's no need to talk, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.” I am instantly drawn towards authors who have a special way with words. Authors who can describe a taste, a moment, a note, a smell, in perfectly plucked words as if they were written just for you. Schlink seems to write from a darker place, and yet the story of a boy falling in love with an older woman (who may or may not be who she seems) is somewhat... touching and carefree. This book had my heart beating fast at times, while also halting it to a stop as it clenched in heartbreak.

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