The Reader by Bernard Schlink


An original take on the horrific events during the Holocaust during World War 2 in Germany.

Empathy is created for a character who the reader then realizes was caught up in Nazism and was a guard at a concentration camp.

The character’s insecurities about a societal failing in being illiterate was the reason a fateful decision to join the SS was made.

The book raises some interesting moral questions about us all and is worth reading. Recommend it.

 

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