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The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day
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After three decades in service at Darlington Hall, Stevens, the perfect English butler, faces doubts about his life in a changing postwar world. Reprint. Movie tie-in. 100,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. NYT.
After three decades in service at Darlington Hall, Stevens, the perfect English butler, faces doubts about his life in a changing postwar world. Reprint. Movie tie-in. 100,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. NYT.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394251349 (0394251342)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
4.0 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The remains of the day was a meditative look at the life of an English butler in the Nineteenth century and one which I really enjoyed. Previously I read Never Letting Go by the same author and although I liked it, it didn’t evoke much emotional engagement. I was therefore hesitant to try this, bu...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
2.0 Disappointing.
I had heard so much about this author and was looking forward to reading one of his books for our book group. I started with the audiobook version, narrated by Nigel Hawthorne, but found his voice too slow and the book was dragging, so I did something that I never do - I read it rather than listenin...
Tami
Tami rated it
0.5 Wow. And not in a positive way.
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...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
3.0 The Remains of the Day
Στο ταξίδι έξι ημερών, από το αρχοντικό στο οποίο εργάζεται ως το Weymouth, όπου βρίσκεται η Mrs. Kenton, ο Stevens προβληματίζεται για την επαγγελματική του σταδιοδρομία, για την ουσία ενός καλού μπάτλερ, για την ορθότητα των αξιών και των επιλογών που έχει κάνει. Το μεγαλείο και η ηθική ταλανίζουν...
nente
nente rated it
5.0 The Remains of the Day
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 ...
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