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The Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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 Darlingtons 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.
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JennyM
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Stevens, the long-serving butler of an English country house, is given an unexpected #holiday. As he takes a trip through beautiful South-West England, and further away from the house and his duties, he begins to reflect on his life and the class and culture of a changing Britain.

The writing is just gorgeous and I‘m already hooked - I think I‘m going to love it. #movember @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts I‘ve only seen the movie ❤️❤️💔💔 1w
Tamra I‘ve both read it and watched the movie countless times. As sacrilegious as it might be, I think the movie is better. Best two actors! So much is conveyed by body language alone. 💜 1w
JennyM @Cathythoughts really beautiful - the kind of book I wish I could fold myself up into and pretend I didn‘t have to do stuff! 1w
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JennyM @Tamra I will be watching the movie immediately after finishing the book! Beautiful x 1w
Tamra @JennyM I hope you love Hopkins & Thompson together! Let me know. 😁 1w
Buechersuechtling I listened to the audiobook only and this year and really really liked it. 1w
Cinfhen @KarenUK LOVES this book!!! And she has great taste in books 😉♥️ 1w
Freespirit Loved it!❤️❤️ 1w
KarenUK @cinfhen 😘💕 @jennym so glad you are enjoying it....😊👍 1w
Billypar Agreed with everyone else - I read this last year and loved it. The writing sucked me in right away, but the emotion building underneath the surface snuck up on me. Funny too- I thought Stevens' views on 'bantering' were hilarious (and as an awkward introvert, oddly relatable 😅) 1w
sprainedbrain Great book! ❤️ 1w
JennyM @Buechersuechtling @cinfhen @freespirit @karenuk @billypar @sprainedbrain it‘s fabulous and I can see why there‘s all the love for it. And it‘s just so British - I think Stevens might be related to some members of my family 😉 1w
batsy Me too @Cathythoughts. Thought the movie was brilliant ❤️ I need to read this! 1w
JennyM @batsy I think you‘d love it!!! 1w
Rissreads This is another book on my tbr shelf. I think I will move it up as it sounds so different from other books I plan to read in the near future. 1w
JennyM @Rissreads it‘s different from some of the books I‘ve been reading lately and it is oh so good! 1w
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ValerieAndBooks
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I bought the 1001 Books (and the app) two years ago. I keep that bookmark in it as a reminder lol. My efforts to keep up have been fruitless 😜. Sometimes I feel like giving up! Especially since so many are chunksters and that the app says I need to read 4/month from the list 🤪. This Ishiguro, fortunately, is just 245 pages. Starting it tonight. #1001Books

CafeMom Your App still works? Mine stopped working. You can do it, one book at a time. 2w
LeahBergen I enjoyed this book! 2w
ValerieAndBooks @CafeMom yes it still works— but it always had this one glitch (since I had it) where it crashes if you try to take a picture of the book cover, while still in the app. Have to “upload “ it instead. Did yours stop working with a newer phone, perhaps? And thanks for the encouragement— guess I have to live a very long time 😂!! 2w
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ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen I have to admit I didn‘t much like Never Let Me Go, but this is okay so far! 2w
Daisey @CafeMom @ValerieAndBooks My app still works too, but it has that same glitch. Hoping it keeps on a while longer. 2w
dragondrool I'm glad someone else didn't care for Never Let Me Go. 2w
LeahBergen This is the only book of his that I‘ve read (and I‘ve heard decidedly mixed reviews for Never Let Me Go 🤔). 2w
Liz_M You just have to choose your chunksters wisely -- some 700 page books read faster than 70 page novellas!

Also, I love how Ishiguro can write such different novels, many very successfully, from sci-fi, to quintessential British novels, to more ethereal Japanese books.
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Suet624 4 a month? Yikes. 3d
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Kerishna
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There's somewhat a likeness to Kerouac's Sal in Stevens. He's lovely and although he's the narrator + protagonist you get the impression that it's not about him at all. How unremarkable + unselfabsorbed his character is with bouts of uncertainty and the feeling of being out of your depth or comfort. Around those of a wealthier class or foreign birth one can feel so inadequate, as if needing education in communication and banter to serve them.

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Daisey
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I listened to this entire #audiobook over the weekend. The writing is descriptive and beautiful, making it easy to visualize the events. I appreciated the message of the story and how it was shared with the reader between the lines of what was actually said by the narrator. However, I like a story with more of a plot, and I‘m not sure this book will stick with me over time.

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2019

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Daisey
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#BookReport
Of 4 books in progress last weekend, I finished 3 as well as 2 more.

#CurrentlyReading #WeeklyForecast
📖 Continuing my long read of Sauron Defeated with #FellowshipofTolkien
📖 Started I, Robot
🎧 Started The Remains of the Day yesterday evening and may finish today depending on how well I can multitask

Upcoming
🎧 Up next is In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood and I also have the ebook available
📖 The Darkdeep from my class library

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! What a great week 💕🎉🎧📚 4w
CoffeeK8 I love how you organized this graphic 💕 4w
Daisey @Cinfhen Spending most of yesterday listening or reading for the readathon weekend led to a few more completed! 4w
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Daisey @CoffeeK8 Thanks! I‘ve been somewhat annoyed with the graphics apps I was using and have been playing around with Over more. 4w
BarbaraBB Some great reads! 4w
JazzFeathers Wow!!! How's The Remains of the Day? I'd be curious to read it, but l'm not sure it's really my kind of read 🤔 4w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘m not quite sure I‘d say it‘s my kind of read either, but it‘s on the #1001books list. The butler is looking back over all of these events from his career as he drives across England, and it seems that as the reader you are putting together pieces to see what he did not realize as he lived it. It‘s very much reflective rather than plot driven. 4w
emtobiasz How was Game Changer? I‘ve seen it on lots of lists for teens and tweens, but sports are a hard sell for me, so I haven‘t gotten to it yet... 4w
Daisey @emtobiasz Sports are a hard sell for me as well, so I wasn‘t initially sure about this one. However, it starts off with a serious injury that pretty much puts an end to any actual football throughout the book. It‘s more about the relationships and interactions between players. There‘s hazing and social media and deciding what to say or not say. I posted a couple times if you want to see the format as well. 4w
emtobiasz @Daisey Thanks! That looks fascinating— I‘ll have to bump it up my list! 4w
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Settings
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Couldn't see the font I was sobbing so hard.

CoffeeCatsBooks Yes, that book just rips your heart out. 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right?!?! So beautifully devastating! 1mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Beautifully written and incredibly sad and dark... the story of an aging English Butler remembering and re-evaluating his life longs work in post-WWII England. The narration on the audio was perfect and embodies the character truly.

Cathythoughts I loved the movie & Anthony Hopkins ❤️.... 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Cathythoughts I‘ve never seen it! But I want to now - I can‘t imagine a more perfect casting. 1mo
Cathythoughts & I want to read the book now too 👍 1mo
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bookish6
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Week 31: A book from Emma Watson's book club
Reading: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

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nathandrake1997
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A subtle yet profoundly evocative tale of reminiscence along with the melancholic unreliability of memory. While understated in its writing style, Ishiguro still manages to make mundane characters doing mundane things look and feel so endearing and human that you are left with a smile on your face and a tear or two

BarbaraBB I loved this one 💕 1mo
nathandrake1997 @BarbaraBB I loved this too ♥️ The understated and subtle yet deep and layered writing won me over almost immediately and I had a lump in my throat throughout the last chapter ♥️ 1mo
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Macnjen
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Book haul today for $17 benefitting Planned parenthood.

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Aimeesue
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 3mo
Aimeesue Thanks! The lighting was odd, so it kinda looks b&w on one half and color on the other. Just a weird fluke, but cool looking, I thought. 2mo
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j9brown
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Wow. This book's got *layers*. It's very worthwhile to push through the initial slog of Steven's musings about what makes a great butler (and it's actually all necessary to understanding him later). You get to know him by what he doesn't say as much as anything else. Really masterful writing. Plus I've got a soft spot for some stuffy style British prose. I just loved it.
I kind of want to just turn around and read it again.

Cortg We read this a few years back for my book club! It was great. I need to read his other books! 3mo
j9brown @Cortg I've read The Buried Giant and definitely recommend it. Now I want to pick up all the others 😊 3mo
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Now you need to watch the movie with Hopkins and Thompson! It‘s in my top 5. 😁 It‘s one of those times the film does justice. The nonverbal acting is phenomenal. (edited) 3mo
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Cortg @Tamra OMG! I watched the movie after I read it and Christopher Reeve is in it! ❤️ 3mo
j9brown @Tamra Oooh, with a cast like that, it sounds like a must-see! 😀 3mo
Tamra @Cortg it‘s just sooooo good! 3mo
Tamra @j9brown it really is worthwhile! Those two are favorite actors and you just won‘t believe their on screen chemistry. 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved the movie ♥️ 3mo
Oblomov26 One of my favourite books 3mo
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AmyRebecca
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Happy #wondrouswednesday ☀️ Thanks for the tag, @DaveGreen7777

1) The Remains of the Day 📚
2) Plenty! The Great Gatsby is the one I've reread more than any other.
3) There are always more books to read!
4) The Edwardian Lady. This was a biography of illustrator Edith Holden, whose diary from 1906 was published in the late seventies. Wonderfully done - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5) I tag @Mrbook and @brit91 😊

MrBook RotD was okaaay. Interesting work though! The non-fiction sounds great! 3mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Unpopular here on Litsy but: I liked this one. Some parts I really loved. Yeah, what Stevens says about being a great butler is redundant but it helped me to remember where I was because I had some big pauses in listening.

In my memory the conflicts where portrayed sharper in the film. I think I like that better than his “My heart broke.” in the book. But the book shows more of his personality and his attitude. That I like better than the film.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved this book! So subtle and tragic. 5mo
Buechersuechtling @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Most of the time he was happy with how he lead his life … And then … But he coped with it very “Stevens“-ish. 5mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Hey-hoo, let‘s go‼️
My un-downloadable, only stream-able audiobook works on the balcony.

Which means that my WiFi 📶 reaches out there smoothly.
Happy me‼️😃🎧

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Buechersuechtling
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Still like it although I‘m amused that the butler‘s trip doesn‘t seem to be the centre of the plot.

I like his professional approach, his professional conduct and his job interpretation very much. And as I said Gert Heidenreich reads it brilliantly.

But, you know what❓When I came to Stevens‘ father and his fall in the garden, it rang a bell to me.
I keep thinking if I might have seen the film already.
If so, what am I doing here❓A re-read❓😉

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Buechersuechtling
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I saw many mixed opinions on Litsy but so far I don‘t share them.

Of course you need to get involved with Stevens and his attitudes – but without being really able to judge them I think they reflect the spirit of that time and in that part of the British society well. If they don‘t, they are brilliantly thought out; to me the butler is authentic.

I like that his views reflect how narrow/focused his life has been so far. He is a real appointee.

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Buechersuechtling
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Having the exceptional situation of listening to two audiobooks.
This one always answers with an error message when downloading so I decided it‘s the audiobook to listen to at home – while cooking or eating or before sleeping – because I need to stream it.

I‘m looking forward to the story since it‘s one of the titles that rings a bell without knowing anything about the plot. (Didn‘t know it‘s Nobel prized.)

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Jari-chan
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My second book by Kazuo Ishiguro and while I didn't get into Never Let Me Go this one here was alright. I guess all in all Ishiguro isn't the writer for me but I'm glad I read it anyway.

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PSreads73
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I found it difficult to rate this book. On the one hand the writing is very good. On the other it‘s kind of redundant, which makes it boring at times.
There‘s too much about what it takes to be a great butler. However, some discussion about this is necessary since the story is about a butler. It‘s a very sad story about a man who reflects back and realizes how much he missed out on by trying to please someone other than himself.

BarbaraBB I really loved this one. 7mo
PSreads73 @BarbaraBB I was very torn between So-So and Pick. I don‘t like how Litsy‘s rating system is basically either bad or good. So-So, Pan and Bail have the same effect on %. Pick made it 85%. The other 3 dropped it to 83%. 7mo
BarbaraBB @PSreads73 Oh really? I always wondered how the % worked! 7mo
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cherinium
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Well. I'm not quite sure I get the point. Nothing ever happens. The narrator is (to me) exceptionally unlikable. If the point of this story is to make the most of what life you have left, not ensnared by the past, it sure took a long time to get there. And to think, someone read this book and thought, "hey, this would make a great film!" I'm not quite sure why. I certainly will not be checking out this book to screen adaptation.

britt_brooke I haven‘t read this, but I appreciate honest reviews - so, thanks! 7mo
cherinium @britt_brooke There are certainly a large number of people who disagree with me, so don't let my review keep you from this one if you've been eyeing it. I suppose we can't all agree. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #unpopularopinion 7mo
tournevis @cherinium The film is amazeballs, and it is different from the book. I prefer the film myself. 7mo
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Aswenson I started this awhile back and COULD NOT get into it. Glad to hear it wasn‘t just me! 7mo
britt_brooke @cherinium It would be super boring if we all loved the same books. 😉 7mo
cherinium @tournevis Thanks for saying amazeballs! I know the film has a great cast, so I could definitely believe that it is better. I should know better than to write off a movie because I didn't enjoy the book. Forrest Gump is one of my absolute favorite films, yet the book was terrible. 7mo
tournevis @cherinium It's Christopher Reeve last movie before his accident, I think, or close to it. I agree about FG. 7mo
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cherinium
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A rare Saturday with no work has given me a beautiful afternoon of porch reading time. It's quite warm today, but a strong breeze has made it comfortable. 🌻🌻🌻
#selfiesaturday #summerbreeze

I'm almost done with this book, thankfully. It has been a snooze fest. I've come far enough that I need to see it through. 💤
#notmything #isitoveryet

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cherinium
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Waiting for my car to pass its emissions inspection... I want to read, but I have a hard time focusing with a TV on in the room. Do people really watch the TVs that are often in waiting rooms?

rubyslippersreads I went to a medical office with two waiting rooms—one blaring CNN and the other TV-less, with a large aquarium. My friend and I were the only ones who chose the quiet room, so we could read. 😊🐠 6mo
cherinium @rubyslippersreads Give me the quiet room any day of the week! 6mo
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cherinium
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Fingers crossed that I will like this better than Never Let Me Go. 🤞

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Booksbymybed
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Mehso-so

Eh, it didn‘t do it for me. The writing is superb, but the character was so unlikable , annoying even.

BookwormM Yay someone who agrees with me everyone else seems to love it 7mo
cherinium I just finished this and had very similar feelings. 7mo
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b00kfairy
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Ishiguro‘s prose is phenomenal and the twist of the previous Lord of Darlington Hall being involved in political scandals was enticing, I just could not sympathize for neither Mr. Stevens and his unrequited love for Miss Kenton nor his dedication to the profession of being a butler. I wanted more of the unrequited love story and was slightly disappointed.

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meganmayfair
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Beautiful, haunting and thought-provoking. A gorgeous read.

hlgreenfield One of my favourite books. Such a beautiful story. 8mo
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Booksbymybed
The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro

Halfway through and it doesn‘t do anything for me. Pity because I only hear praise for it. 😕I think I will continue to finish this book , but I might just admit that Kazuo Ishiguro may not be my author after all. Considering how depressed I was after “ Never Let me Go” and bored to distraction by his short stories....

BookwormM I didn‘t enjoy this one 8mo
Booksbymybed @BookwormM it‘s a relief to know I‘m not the only one 🙏🏻 8mo
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Samplergal
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#AnglophileApril

#letMeLoveYou

While he couldn‘t communicate it, this was his heart.

Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one yet.....🙈 8mo
Mdargusch I haven‘t read this but I‘m stacking! 8mo
Reviewsbylola I feel like everyone loved this one but me. I was kind of bored. 8mo
emilyhaldi Such a beautiful book 💙 8mo
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‘Fox 8‘ 4 ⭐️
‘Barrel Fever‘ 4 ⭐️
‘Hope Never Dies‘ 2 1/2 ⭐️
‘Notes on a Nervous Planet‘ 4 ⭐️
‘The Remains of the Day‘ 5 ⭐️
‘The Book of Joy‘ 4 ⭐️

#MarchWrapUp #WrapUp

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 8mo
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rachelk
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A proper English butler, Mr Stevens, at one time achieved the highest ranks in his field, but at what cost? Over the course of a driving trip, Stevens reflects on his life and career as the reader discovers a man who completely sublimated human feeling to an unwavering standard of professional duty. Ishiguro is a masterful story teller who allows us to understand more than what we are told by our narrator. An incredibly moving novel.

DivineDiana And a great movie! 9mo
rachelk @DivineDiana I‘ll have to watch it now! 9mo
sprainedbrain I loved this book so much! ❤️ 9mo
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rachelk @sprainedbrain I did too! I only wish I had read it sooner. 9mo
sprainedbrain @rachelk oh me, too! I just read it last year. Still need to watch the movie. 9mo
rachelk @sprainedbrain Have you read anything else by this author? I liked (edited) 9mo
sprainedbrain @rachelk That‘s the only other one of his I‘ve read (loved it, too) but I have 3 more on my tbr for #1001books. 😃 (edited) 9mo
rachelk @sprainedbrain I haven‘t read it yet, but I own 9mo
rachelk @sprainedbrain I haven‘t read anything else of his either but it seems like his books are really different from each other. (edited) 9mo
rachelk @sprainedbrain what‘s 1001books? 9mo
sprainedbrain I have The Unconsoled and A Pale View of Hills in my piles. 😃 1001books a list of books that one particular publication thinks we should read before we die... I‘ve been slowly making my way through them for a while now. There‘s an app for it that I use, but also a book: 9mo
rachelk @sprainedbrain Oh thanks! I just looked at the list and now I have to get the app and move some things up on my tbr! 9mo
sprainedbrain @rachelk oh, fun! There are quite a few people making a go at the list here on Litsy and there‘s a great group on Goodreads, too. 9mo
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rachelk
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We‘re finishing Sunday out like this.... 🐶📖❤️

ferskner Such an amazing book. 9mo
rachelk @ferskner Yes! I love it so far. 9mo
Daisey Perfect way to end the weekend! 9mo
Ericalambbrown I love this one! Hope it continue enjoying it ❤️📚 (edited) 9mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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A quick run to Treasure Mart earlier this week looking for something else and came home with book treasures and a sturdy bookshelf!

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S.Web
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So unbelievably good. I loved the slow unraveling of Mr Stevens‘ perception of his past.

Samplergal I just finished that myself. I bought it when it was published ( had a WALDEN Books price tag on it!). That‘s a longtime to wait to read something so good. 10mo
rachelk Yes! I read this for the first time recently and it‘s one of my favorite books now. 8mo
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Samplergal
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5 ⭐️. Beautiful writing. #mountTBR #manbookerchallenge19

melissajayne Loved the book. 10mo
KarenUK One of my favorites 💕 10mo
Samplergal @melissajayne The book was so much better than the movie. Why I have waited so long to read it....I‘ve been schlepping that book around for years. 10mo
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melissajayne @Samplergal I am the same. The movie is excellent, but the book is way better. (edited) 10mo
Tamra I am the contrarian here and would say the movie is better. 😏 I think it‘s some of the finest non-verbal acting I‘ve seen! But, to be fair both versions are so, so amazing. 10mo
Dragon Love this book! 👍🐉 10mo
BarbaraBB 💜💜 10mo
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Samplergal
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Migraine today, so I‘m listening to this. It came in my library holds last night, and says it has 15 people waiting. No pressure, though. 🤷‍♀️#bookerprizechallenge

BarbaraBB No pressure, enjoy it slowly. It‘s sooo good ❤️ 10mo
Sharpeipup Hope your migraine is short lived... 10mo
cobwebmoth Hope your migraine eases soon. 10mo
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CouronneDhiver Ugh. Headaches are the worst ... the weather isn‘t doing us any favours here 10mo
IndoorDame I hope you get some relief soon! I had a migraine this morning, they really are the worst! 10mo
mreads I feel for you I've been in bed with a migraine all day. None of the drugs seem to work for me anymore. 10mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover ... loved the movie so much ♥️💔 10mo
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Saari84
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Katzen und Lesezeichen...?
Ich fand das Buch bei Thalia für 3,99€ und da mir "alles was wir geben mussten" vom Autor soo gut gefiel, musste es einfach mit!
Kennt ihr es bereits? Mögt ihr die Bücher von Ishiguro?
Kommt gut in die neue Woche!

ju.ca.no Ich hab bisher nur ein Buch von ihm gelesen, das hat zwar schleppend begonnen, mich dann aber schlussendlich sehr gefesselt! Möchte auf jeden Fall noch mehr von ihm lesen! 10mo
Saari84 @ju.ca.no "der begrabene Riese" stand auch ganz oben auf meiner Wunschliste :)) 10mo
ju.ca.no @Saari84 ich habe sehr zweigeteilte Meinungen dazu gehört, aber mir hat es (mit kleinen Startschwierigkeiten) sehr gut gefallen! 10mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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Pickpick

Loved this book! #closereadspodcast

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Romey
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This is an absolute gem of a book, I devoured it in a few days. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it. Travel back in time to see life through the eyes of a butler in a grand house between the first and second world wars.

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melissajayne
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I have read a number of his books, with my favourite being Remains of the Day (the film had Hugh Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Christopher Reeve). I found this in my Twitter feed from The Royal Family.

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chl0B1
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Ishiguro's prose flowed fantastically and what at first look seemed like a sentimental memoir of a butler became so much more. It became a story of what was written between the lines, a story of loss, regret and life.

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LizThomas
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Read this along with the Close Reads Podcast. “The evening‘s the best part of the day.”

melissajayne Such a wonderful book. 10mo
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Cathythoughts I thought of this one too. Loved the movie ... ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
Eggs Haven't read book or seen movie; but want to. Didn't realize how prolific Ishiguro was! 10mo
Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this one yet. I did read 👉🏼 10mo
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Scochrane26 I liked this book, but I read it at the wrong time in life. I was on a mission trip w/ middle schoolers in Arkansas—not a lot of food, a lot of downtime, & no showers for 2 days. I realized I should have brought a more action-packed book. 10mo
vivastory Clever 👍 10mo
Eggs @Scochrane26 I totally understand 10mo
Eggs @vivastory Thank you 😊 10mo
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And with that I'm done with the #litsyclassics A-Z challenge! All books I've never read before (and quite a few I'll never read again). Really enjoyed this challenge, and looking forward to some more modern reading next year! Thanks @Sarah83 for organizing! Tagged book is my favorite on this list.

BarbaraBB Such a great book! ❤️❤️ 11mo
Sarah83 So happy you liked the challenge 💕 11mo
Xeno Congrats!! 11mo
Reviewsbylola That Jane Austen 😍😍 11mo
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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' "Sea air does you a lot of good."' - Pg 253