We can all argue about the morality of such fictionalizations, but the point is moot. Woodyard Worker Rainer Sellien In doing so, he wrote a book that is simply flat. To me, the story of Michael Berg and Hanna Schmitz was not simply their singular, personal story. Ryan Mccormick Trenches 18, Jan 28, Hirdesh rated it it was amazing Shelves: The paralyzing shame, the psychic numbing, the moral failures of the lucky late-born are the novel’s central focus. View all 3 comments.

Liefhebbers van Bernhard Schlink bekeken ook. Homecoming is an intelligent book well work your time. Or a Wall already scaled? And, like the SS guards at a Nazi death camp, we are unaware of the moral peril of our situation, and unwilling to remove ourselves from that situation even when its harmful effects are obvious. Schlink’s novel, The Reader, but this one fell a bit short. Oscar-nominee Kevin Feige gives an update on the next stage of the MCU and when we can expect to hear some concrete details.

They came every night, whether I wanted them to or not. As critics of The Reader argued increasingly on historical grounds, pointing out that everybody in Germany could and should have known about Hitler’s intentions towards the Sfhlink, there has not been a great deal of discussion about the character “Hanna” having been born not in Germany proper, but in the City of Scglink modern-day Sibiua long-standing centre of German culture in Transylvania, Romania.

They’re a matter of such indifference to him that he can kill them as easily as not. This combined with the author’s sparse tone quickly distanced me from the novel.


David Hare screenplayBernhard Schlink book. This book showed much promise from the blurb on the back cover. It is summarized at some length and even briefly quoted, although its title is never given. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Apr 11, Stephen Durrant rated it liked it. Recensie s very readable One of the things I noticed in the story was the way time lapses.

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Bwrnhard all 3 comments. Bernhard Schlink should have written an essay or article on the theory of law, justice and the philosophy of good and evil and left it at that. His obvious shame and humiliation were all I could think about and it broke my heart. As for the glimpses bernhaard her character, we …more Perhaps because we ‘know’ Hanna only through the eyes of Michael who does not really know her at all.


I, personally, would like to see it as an allegory on the redemptive power of storytelling. View all 4 comments. I had read his other book The Reader before it was made into a film and really enjoyed it so naturally I did not hesitate to give this book a go. Start your free trial. I think you really loved me, yet you stood by your husband. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: The law students were ambitious in their agenda and relentless in discovering the truth.

At her insistence he reads his books to her and it becomes an important element of their shared intimacy. Also, any relationship which is secret is never a healthy one. The first is that the sheer scope of events is just too large, too horrific, for one person’s words to do justice to it.


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When the book moves on to the second part, filk tone has changed considerably. After all, the germans were not more ignorant than other people at the time. View all 18 comments.

As fate would have it, Hanna Schmitz was nearby and helped Michael get back to his home. Michael, now a law student, attends the trial of female Nazi war criminals. That I wrote to you? Or so I’ve been told The affair goes on for awhile. The study paints a historical picture as complex as Schlink’s novel. There’s mystery, nostalgia, melancholy, a kind of love, obsession, discovery, discussion, philosophy, and existentialism.

And she was like “That just seemed over-the-top and melodramatic and idiotic to me, like [affects silly German accent: Jul 22, Amanda Vallis Thompson rated it it was ok Shelves: Voorldzer it was impossible to do both. Of the latter, the most important is the book by the death-march survivor that constitutes the basis of the case against Hanna.

To ask other readers questions about Homecomingplease sign up. With Kate Winslet giving a tour-de-force performance as Hanna.