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“Silence is just as likely to indicate the most profound ideas forming, the deepest energies being summoned.”

Having only previously read The Buried Giant I think Kazuo and I got off on the wrong foot. However, The Unconsoled was everything that The Buried Giant… 313 more words


The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - Review

“The evening’s the best part of the day. You’ve done your day’s work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.”

A butler named Stevens is heading across post-World War II England to visit an old friend and offer her a job on his staff; this was supposed to be an uneventful trip. 373 more words

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My Bad Reading Habit (What's Yours?)

Do you have any bad habits when it comes to your reading? Or do you read in a way to offset or correct a bad habit you are susceptible to? 799 more words


The Butler Blew It: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day (1989)

The Remains of the Day is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Ishiguro was born in Japan,  emigrating to Britain at age five.  The Remains Of the Day… 779 more words

Not the Same Degree of Satisfaction

Although it explores profound themes in an intelligent and underhanded way, Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant is a laborious read with excruciatingly repetitive dialogue, artificial and stilted language, and unnecessary and long-winded descriptions of landscape and strategies of hand to hand combat. 689 more words


A level unseen: OCR. Never Let Me Go

The passage under consideration is taken from Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go, which is a study of dystopian society in which human clones are produced for the purpose of providing organs for their human counterparts. 1,156 more words

The Buried Giant

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Finished on: 15 February 2017

Where did I get this book: A present from my mum

Mount TBR Challenge: 6

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