The Remains Of The Day
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Edition language: English
This felt way longer than the page count warrants. The voice of the first person narrator is dry and fraught with many boring details about being a butler and the job of a butler - I profession I never really felt much interest in... The picture his narration paints is that of an unintelligent, em...
A serious look at professional identity and how it can devour your life. Every social interaction, almost every inner feeling that wouldn't fit the professional identity, is discarded even before Stevens himself is quite aware of it. I personally found Stevens very real and rather tragic, and do so ...
I was honoured to be given the opportunity to give this book, as part of the World Book Night 2012. This was my first choice and enabled me to wax lyrical about this deceptively simple story, which explores in detail the reflections and experiences of a butler, Stevens, as he contemplates his life i...
This novel is a brilliant, touching, ofttimes humorous and ultimately stirring examination of a man's life as he finds himself wondering - was it a good one? Was it important? Was it dignified? And as it draws to its conclusion, do the answers to those questions matter?
"What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one's life took?" How Very true! When Mr. James Stevens the Butler of Darlington Hall takes a Six day motoring trip on his current employer Mr. Farraday insistence, he not only tak...
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