The Innocent – Ian McEwan

Psychological thriller set in Berlin during the Cold War, based on an actual (but little known) incident which tells of the secret tunnel under the Soviet sector which the British and Americans built to gain access to the Russians' communication system. Leonard Marnham, a 25-year-old, naive, English post office technician is alarmed to find himself … Continue reading The Innocent – Ian McEwan

The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

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. Set in post-war … Continue reading The Reader – Bernhard Schlink