The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro was a pleasure to read. I have never seen the movie or read any of his work before but I really enjoyed the travels and reminiscing of Stevens. He seems so typical of his era and of his role as a butler in a large and important house surrounding by the politics of the day but not really taking any part in those discussions. In the end, he comes to some realisation of his role and I think he will make changes to his life.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro shocked me. It took me some time to understand what the book was about. It took me by surprise as I was not expecting this topic. Ishiguro is an amazing writer who tackles a difficult subject with much humanity.
Home by Toni Morrison is yet another of her amazingly wonderful books. There is often nothing ‘nice’ about Toni Morrison’s books but her characters are full of reality. I like her honest portraits of people who live hard and difficult lives. War is not nice; poverty is not nice; sometimes people are not nice; and, not everyone’s lives are nice.