The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

  • Started on: 2010-10-06
  • Finished on: 2010-10-07
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “*****”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction


After reading and loving “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I loved, I wanted to read more by him. “The Remains of the Day” is of course very well known, so that was my choice.
This book is very different than “Never Let Me Go” (that one was about a dystopian future, this one about the past). For the first few pages I was not quite sure what to think about this book. The language is extremely formal, as is the narrator, Stevens. But he grows on you, so that by the end you really feel for him and for Miss Kenton. This story made me think about a few other famous butlers such as Niles from The Nanny (not quite as dignified as Stevens ;-)). I give this book four out of five stars.