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Tuesday, January 14, 2014



I didn't know whether I would finish this book.

Well, I knew I would because Ryan got it for me for Christmas (love that man) and I had seen Never Let Me Go and always meant to read Kazuo Ishiguro's work based on that alone, but as I sank into it, I just didn't know if I'd be able to sink into it. You know that feeling? Like, "Oops, what am I reading?"



Thankfully, the feeling faded quickly as I realized that this wasn't going to be a book that slaps you in the face with the point, but one that lets you be in each moment and enjoy it. I don't know much about the English countryside, but I've been to a few of the places noted in the book and kept excitedly pointing this fact out to Ryan as I made my way through the chapters.

It's just lovely, and beautifully written and layered at a level that most writers could only hope to come close to approaching. There isn't much to "give away" as far as plot goes, and although I had a few niggling moments of knowing where things were going, I purposely pulled myself back and just allowed the story to unfold at the pace Ishiguro intended.

If you love Love and reading a book that can transport you, I highly recommend The Remains of the Day. I'll always hold this book close as it is a book that I've now traveled with, it's the one I was reading when we got engaged, and, well, it survived being dropped in the bathtub and doesn't look too much worse for it! There's always that!

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Sounds like a great read, I've added it to my list! Thank you! Happy Tuesday Bobbi :)

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    1. Awesome! Please let me know how you get on with it!!

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  2. Added this to my already huge list, thanks dearest!

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    1. Hehe, anything I can do to make your reading list miles long!! <3

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  3. I loved 'Never Let Me Go' so I'll have to pick this one up! I feel like it may already be on my reading list haha

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    1. Let me know what you think! I really, really enjoyed it! It will definitely be one that I re-read in the future!

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  4. I love Ishiguro's writing style, so I'll definitely have to check this one out. Lovely blog!

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