The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Release Date: 1989-09-23
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 116 Ratings)

Description

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
 
This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Reviews

  • Depressing

    3
    By Kat1959 22
    Okay, I cannot argue with the writing, perfect. It's the story! Awful. Really depressing. It wen on and on for pages. When suddenly I thought there was hope, hope for a story, it stopped. By the last 50 pages I got what was going on, but seriously? Not an enjoyable book. I only read this because the Internet had some story about books you should read. I had read half of them, so thought I would give his a go. Really good writing, story within a story, just a really boring story.
  • Buried giant

    5
    By Silver zone
    The themes in this book echo recurring themes from the writer's other books. For example the mist arises just as it did in buried giant, obscuring the world as tHey know it.
  • Perfect

    5
    By JJ bbghtf
    Yes, perfect. This is perhaps one the best stories I have ever read, ever. Sentences feel effortlessly written in a beautiful way, like great ballet. The characters feel so real. It is so easy to read, yet it will break your heart. A sad beautiful story of the human heart. Amazing.
  • So very sad...

    5
    By the_garvers
    Perhaps one of the most depressing books of all time. Beautiful, prose, interesting subject. It's terrible to discover, only in the remains of your days, what you did NOT get from life. . Poor Stevens.
  • Great book

    5
    By IcemanL
    Extraordinary novel. If you haven't read it you should.

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