The Reader - Bernard Schlink (Probable Spoilers)

I learn here that Bernhard Schlink’s novel The Reader is to be the subject of a movie. Plot spoilers for the book are contained within both links.

I read this work about 10 years ago so I don’t remember all the nuances but I do recall being seriously impressed by it. Has anyone else read the novel? Personally, with the proposed movie players involved as per The Times link, I am optimistic that the film version will pan out well. Also, if memory serves, The Reader is the type of book which lends itself well to a relatively unexpurgated translation to the screen.

Any thoughts?