Many Will Find 'The Reader''s Treatment of Bernard Schlink's Novel Distasteful

Artvoice | December 29, 2008
Director Steven Daldry and writer David Hare's extensive depiction of the physical nature of the affair is, in itself, redolent of the old erotic convention of the older woman and the youth craving initiation. There's a soft porn lubricity which may have been intended to convey what it is that Michael feels he has lost.


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