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When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro
When We Were Orphans
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3.33 15
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571205165 (057120516X)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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My Journey to Become Pretentiously Literate rated it
2.0 When We Were Orphans
Ishiguro's prize-winning schtick is the unreliable narrator, but this novel's protagonist strays from "unreliable" to "unbelievably dimwitted" far too often. It seems that the entire story could be unwritten had the main character possessed any sort of grasp on reality, his own emotions, or human so...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
2.0 When We Were Orphans
I love Ishiguro usually, but I found this very difficult to like. The characters were too cold and the whole thing seemed rather forced. Disappointing.
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 When We Were Orphans
4.5 stars, and I would have loved to give it a full, loving, fat 5, but I couldn't. I loved this book. First thing that attracted me to it was the title. For me it has a special resonance and I really longed to see what could be between the pages of such a greatly named book. I realized from the fir...
nouveau rated it
4.0 When We Were Orphans
a strong work. according to most histories I have read of the period, attitudes towards the Japanese were not so positive as the protagonist seems to unconsciously express. (we live in more accepting, liberal times). so in that sense, the writer is unconsciously mimicking 1990s British or US feeling...
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
Ishiguro creates characters who think intensely about what they think and feel, but never seem to really know themselves. That, plus the dreamy, almost surreal plotting, where you never quite know what's real, and what's a dream, a fantasy, a hallucination, an alternate reality (like Murakami, only...
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