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Discuss “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlick

Hosted by the Consul of the Beijing Book Reading Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 12 Aug 15:00 - 17:00

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"About the book:

“Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.” ( from the online description of the book)

This book is an international classic, and a real page turner! It is provocative, and will provide plenty of material for our discussion. This should turn out to be an excellent activity! Be sure to sign up!

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Our venue has a separate meeting room which we can use free of charge. This depends on us consuming a little, So be sure to order something to drink, etc. from the cafe'....