5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Brought to tears for the right reasons.,
This review is from: The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
Wow! My husband had been going on at me for ages about reading this one! Glad I did. If you want to be blown away by a narrative that is beautifully clever, funny, deeply moving and profoundly memorable, this is it. I darn near broke my own heart at various points when Stevens, the main character, is emotionally exposed. Wait until you get to the sentence towards the end of the book when they meet, after Miss Kenton expresses her thoughts about the choices she has made and her wondering about their life together - had they had one! It is like Stevens is born and regret doesn't even suffice. The relationship between him and Miss Kenton is definitely weep-worthy! You want to jump right into the narrative (this is what makes it real for the reader)and shake Stevens into acknowledgement of what he feels but won't allow himself to feel or even realise. What is dignity? If only Stevens had allowed himself to breathe for himself; think for himself; live, even partially for himself... There is so much in this book. It has got to be one of the best modern day classics of our time.