14 February 2009

Memory is a peculiar thing.

Publicity for the new film from Bernard Schlink's The Reader concentrates on the affair between Hanna and Michael, and particularly on images of Kate Winslet in the bath.

I knew it was time to reread the book (ten years after I last did so) because I didn't remember this aspect of it at all.

Sure enough, when I reread it yesterday, there were both the affair and the bath ... and fairly crucial, too, as a foundation for the story though not to the point of it.

Bernard Schlink, The reader. 1997, London: Phoenix House. 1861590636