The Remains of the Day
A compelling portrait of the perfect English butler, who, at the end of his career in postwar England, reviews his life and secretly questions the "greatness" of the nobleman he served. This Booker Prize-winning novel is now a Merchant-Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ScoLgo - LibraryThing
Poignant and moving story of an aging English butler reflecting on his career and life. Writing in a very conversational style, Ishiguro draws the reader in quickly and, despite the rather dry subject matter, creates a page-turner of the highest order. Highly recommended. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lisahistory - LibraryThing
I found this very disturbing, although I was reading it to get inside the mind of a devoted servant. Told from the point of view of the butler himself, it was harrowing to go through is mind, his justifications, his devotion to his employer, his blindness to the emotions of other humans. Read full review