by Kazuo Ishiguro
Mr. Stevens reflects on his many years as a butler at a once-great house, discovering that his unswerving loyalty and dedication may have cost him more than he ever realized.
I was expecting a different focus in The Remains of the Day, so its subtle beauty snuck up on me. Right to the end I was expecting a sudden, momentous revelation. Instead, I got a slow, contemplative epiphany. This is not a book for one who is looking for fast paced action. Not much actually "happens". But the elegance of the writing and the deceptive simplicity of the story hooked me from the first paragraph and still has me pondering the concept of true greatness.
NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!