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5.0 out of 5 stars
Intense and moving, 3 Nov 2005
The Remains of the Day charts the life of an english butler - Mr Stevens. Written in the first person it is an intensely moving and thoughtful account of one mans ideas on dignity and morality. Both amusing and sad in places Ishiguro is a master in his brilliant characterisation and perfect use of language. While it is fair to say that the plot isn't very quick, this book is the kind that would be worsened if it did and the emotions would be the less for it.
I heartily recommend this to everyone. I couldn't put it down and read it in two days.