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It left me with a lot of things to think about.
Schlink is certainly taking chances in using that technique and while I can understand why he tries it, I found berbhard r From the author of The Reader which I liked much more, The Weekend also takes up part of Germany’s past, in this case the domestic terrorism of the s. He wants to know about its architectural history. Christiane is a mixed-bag: So much potential in this story, so many interesting characters – a journalist, a sschlink, a doctor, a solicitor, a dentist — all reflecting on German history — checking that they are different then their shared shameful history…Jorg, the protagonist of the story trying to justify and even understand his crimes of his youth…and then it really goes nowhere.
The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink: review – Telegraph
Jorg has served a long sentence for murder and other crimes connected with his revolutionary activities. Ulrich is a prosthetic dentist. In the history of humanity there have been so many victims among innocent people that I cannot help but wovhenende What do we learn from our lives? Das Wochenende examines how their feelings have changed in the interval. Several of its members went to jail He bursts into tears, and seeks consolation from her instead.
View all 5 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? But having seen it and knowing more about the violence it implied, I was somehow prejudiced against Jorg, the pardoned terrorist, from the very beginning and I couldn’t help thinking in the end, when he told them all he was terminally ill that this served him right.
The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink – review
Short of that, Schlink evokes a strong sense of wochenenre complete with sound, smell, and touch I could feel the wet grass under my feet! And amid this ethical crossfire, it is finally revealed who snitched on him to the police and caused him to be imprisoned for his own safety.
We shall read about the inner life of each of them…. I wish the Weekend was more of a week, really interesting developments and characters I just wanted more space bernbard them to operate in. Wie geht das Leben weiter, wenn es 20 Jahre gestoppt worden ist?
Book review: Bernhard Schlink’s “Das Wochenende” and “Die Frau auf der Treppe”
Maybe that too was his aim. So if you are unfamiliar with both books and German is no issue: Blis My friend Angela gave this to us ds I really enjoyed the reading of it: A shower of questions issues from his mouth: How was your life in prison?
They looked at Christiane in silence and scared her with their unexpected presence. Conflict is there but it is barely solved. The idea behind the novel is so very good but I feel Schlink failed to deliver it with the proper gravitas and depth the subject deserved.
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Das Wochenende by Bernhard Schlink
For somebody, like myself, who grew up during those heady days of the sixties and seventies in Germany, Schlink’s story touches on many truths and suggests realities that I am familiar with. He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in and has been a professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany since January About protests and idealism he said: Schlink is certainly taking chances in using that technique and while I can understand why he tries it, I found the result distances the reader from the subjects.
Een deel van de personages, en zeker de persoon om wie het allemaal draait, komen niet goed uit de verf, waardoor deze personages eerder irritatie oproepen dan dat je er begrip voor krijgt.
So, tossed it across the bed and have since put it in the box for the books that I no longer want and will go to the charity shop. As always, Schlink is an author worth perusing because he has something bernhzrd importance to say to all of us.
Ilse is back on her plot writing: