I saw The Reader at the cinema this afternoon. A deep, powerful, poignant film that I’ll think about for some time. Set just after WWII. A teenager falls in love with a much older woman whose past catches up with her. Their relationship becomes an odyssey that spans generations.
It was quite long. Quite slow moving in places. But powerful. Deep. Nuanced. Thought provoking. Kate Winslet was extremely good. She really is a star actress in my book.
I’ve long wanted to read the (translated) book by Bernhard Schlink. I’d always heard it was a very good book, I just never got round to reading it. Soon I will.