Bernard Schlink: The Reader

“Does everyone feel this way? When I was young, I was perpetually overconfident or insecure. Either I felt completely useless, unattractive, and worthless, or that I was pretty much a success, and everything I did was bound to succeed. When I was confident, I could overcome the hardest challenges. But all it took was the smallest setback for me to be sure that I was utterly worthless. Regaining my self-confidence had nothing to do with success; every goal I set myself, every recognition I craved made anything I actually did seem paltry by comparison, and whether I experienced it as a failure or triumph was utterly dependent on my mood.”

A filmet annak idején szerettem, de nem nagyon emlékeztem rá. Most megjött a kedvem a könyvhöz. Az elbeszélői hang és a két főszereplő tette érdekessé, de az elbeszélő ridegsége valahogy átragadt rám is. Visszagondolva, emiatt talán filmen jobban működött a történet.