Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Time to trade-in the satrical love story of The Princess Bride by William Goldman, for a solemn and reflective story of a butler in postwar England, The Remains of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

For reference, here is the quick Amazon summary of the title :
"The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving “a great gentleman.” But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness” and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book."

We are tentatively planning a mid-July chat, so grab the book soon and get ready to discuss the book and movie next month.

Stay tuned for a doodle later this month to pick a firm date and time to reconvene.

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