Moves your heart
Yes. I didn't know what to expect of the characters at the beginning of each chapter.
I listened to this book AFTER I had listened to Night by Elie Wiesel and would recommend both to everyone!
SOMEONE LAYING AT HOME SICK
VERY SLOW. WOULD BE THE KIND OF BOOK USED IN A COLLEGE CLASS.
Mr. Middle Earth
A thoughtful, brilliantly written, powerful story. True to life, mesmerizing- it utterly draws you in.
What begins as a coming of age sexual adventure, turns into a story both rich and complex, endearing and tragic.
I cannot recommend it enough.
I had seen the movie first, but no real surprises here. The movie adaptation was actually quite close to the book. Very interesting story, and the narration was great.
I really enjoyed this story, and the narrator was quite satisfactory. He doesn't really stand out as fantastic, but he was still very pleasant to listen to. It's really Schlink's book that is the star here. It brings up so many different complex ideas and socially relevant ideas. I generally am not a fan of contemporary novels that comment on the Holocaust and WWII because really, what can a modern author say about an event that of the magnitude that has already been written about so extensively by people who were actually there? What can you ad to the debate? But Schlinlk is really extremely successful. His book is worth reading, even after everything that has already been said. I will certainly be reading it again.
I knew nothing of this book when I bought it. It started slowly. Then I was hooked. The characters are well developed and you have so many mixed emotions about every aspect of this book. This book was very well written and covered some very difficult subject matter. In the end it really made you think about the experiences these people had and how they coped with the mistakes that they made.
I liked this book very much. I listened to it, at first with a bit of distance, then it drew me into the story. By the end I was twisted and conflicted just as the author wanted me to be.
I read books for pleasure or inspiration or knowledge of history or people. This was none of those. The writing, per se, was fine, even better than that probably, but there was a dull grey sky hanging over it all.