It appeared about a year ago — in German. Welcomed by his sister, he spends a weekend in the country with some old friends. The houses are isolated, forcing the characters who visit them to confront themselves and each other. The pace is fast and the reader becomes easily absorbed, turning page after page till the very end. Uit loyaliteit of uit Na twintig jaar gevangenisstraf heeft de president van Duitsland Jorg gratie verleend. But it also is a family drama and it also talks how people’s opinions change as they age and how life in general turns out differently than planned.

I was fascinated by the story. But neither they go badly. The main character in the book is a former member of a domestic terror organization in Germany who was in prison for the last 20 something years and now spends his first weekend in freedom with friends from back in the day that didn’t radicalize themselves like he has done. I’m sending it to my son who enjoyed The Reader. They all with the exception of the two-dimensional Marko who lives in the past and tries to drag the rest back with him turn out to have a secret which makes them both more flawed and more interesting than they first appear. Sie wollen gern raten und helfen und zugleich Distanz wahren. One of the hangers-on is now a school teacher.

Doro Lansky David Bredin All in all, the book was a good read. Let’s see some of the characters already there. His rhetorical questions are not deduced easily and his story is a bit unfocused.

Interesante para entender el terrorismo en Alemania. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. With his professional background in law, Bernhard Schlink has always carried the precision of an advocate summing up before the court of history. Das Wochenende by Bernhard Schlink.

Open Preview See a Problem? I was curious, I had questions and nothing echlink answered. Each character is depicted with just enough personal detail and background to place them within the group and link them to their common past, without making them or the joint history the main drivers of the novel.


Critics Review the 91st Academy Awards Telecast. Das Wochenende chooses the story or RAF German leftist terrorist group as it’s historical background.

BUT…at the table, Ulrich is merciless: Jens Fil Katja Riemann First phoenix paperback edition, paperback, pages authors.

This makes it such a very rich read. Kari on her first preaching. The Weekend 5. Sorted out a lot of wocbenende for me in terms of German history, from to today, and including America nd the Arabs. Daardoor kan ik er niet meer van 2,5 sterren voor geven, afgerond naar beneden 2, want deze schrijver k Het idee voor het verhaal is goed en het zou heel interessant leesvoer op kunnen leveren, maar de uitwerking is halfslachtig en oppervlakkig.

The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink – review

wochenenee The two books Both books share a protagonist or main character who grew up missing a father and mother.

Ads help cover our server costs. Log in with Facebook. She teaches English, German and the Arts. Although not explicitly detailed, wochenenee can assume Jorg and his friends were associated with Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement of the late ‘s and perhaps subsequently with the violent Red Army Faction or Baader-Meinhof Group.

But having seen it and knowing more about the violence it implied, I was somehow prejudiced against Jorg, the pardoned terrorist, from the very beginning and I couldn’t help thinking in the end, when he told them all he was terminally ill that this served him right.

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I think it would be a good Book Club book. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Already have an account? Katja Riemann as Inga Lansky. His mother, Irmgard, had been a theology student of his father, whom she married in All that is left is defiance, and the only glorious ending she can imagine for the terrorist is death.


Explores far left terrorism in Germany and was quite enlightening in some aspects. Schlink skillfully mines the tension between the passionate idealism of youth and the nagging uncertainties of middle age in “a cross between The Big C Schlink’s latest foray into fiction is far more concerned with ideas than with plot development and characterization. Deutsche Literatur und Kultur des Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Several themes are worked out and dealt with slightly better. It appeared about a year ago — in German. They are to learn more about themselves and their relationships.

Then, they find her standin D. Not much happens in the book.

In social theory, as in everyday life, we are faced with the question of how to account for the seemingly unaccountable complexity of lives that are not all of one piece with methods that are similarly dissonant.

What job for him?. In his own defence, the ex-terrorist clings to the zeal with which the postwar generation in Germany took up a resistance that remained dormant in their own parents during the Nazi era. To ask other readers questions about Das Wochenendeplease sign up. The conflicts over how to deal with the release from prison of a German terorist make an interesting subject, and Schlink shows how it elicits different repsonses from different friends and relatives gathered for ‘the weekend’, but it all rather trails out inconclusively.

So, tossed it across the bed and have since put it in the box for the books that I no longer want and will go to the charity shop.