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message 1: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I really liked this novel too. Ishiguro is one of my favorite writers -- I've read all his books!


message 2: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Thanks for liking my review, Teresa.
Since you've read all his books, is it true that the hardest to read is his The Unconsoled? Is Remains of the Day his best?


message 3: by Ace (new)

Ace Gusto ko sanang basahin yung review kaso may spoiler... hehehe!


message 4: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Oo, don't read it. Not for you. Read the book first and then you can read this na. I seldom put spoilers in my review. I just can help it in this case so I activated the spoiler alert.


message 5: by jzhunagev (new)

jzhunagev Because I'll be reading this one when the book arrives, I "liked" it Kuya Doni.
Sayang I can't appreciate it, there's a spoiler...


message 6: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Oh, no. Don't read my review with spoiler if you are still to read the book, Jzhun. I hate spoiling people's fun! I rarely activate the alert because I hate putting spoilers in my reviews. But this one I cannot help it because there is no other way to review this especially because I already read UNWIND earlier.


message 7: by jzhunagev (new)

jzhunagev No worries, Kuya, I didn't read it.
Do need to read UNWIND first before reading this book? Will the reading of the former enhance the experience you will get by experiencing the latter?
Thanks for the answer...
Ask and the answer... ^_^


message 8: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely No. They are totally different. In fact, Unwind spoiled this book for me. However, Ishiguro's storytelling this a lot better than Shusterman. So, what I suggest is that just stick to your patented "chronological approach" in reading books. Read Ishiguro first (2004) before reading Shusterman (2007).


message 9: by Teresa (last edited Aug 24, 2010 09:34AM) (new)

Teresa K.D. wrote: "Since you've read all his books, is it true that the hardest to read is his The Unconsoled? Is Remains of the Day his best?"

Yes, "The Unconsoled" is definitely the hardest of his to read. I had to put it aside, but then when I picked it up again, I zipped right through it -- perhaps I had to be in the right frame of mind for it first.

And though "When We Were Orphans" has some of those same 'difficult' elements, I ended up loving it. I also loved his first novel, "A Pale View of Hills."

Yes, I do think "Remains of the Day" is his best. I've read it more than once, and found fresh things in it each time.

One of the things I love about Ish (besides his writing style) is how each of his books is different from the other. He may tackle the same themes (and themes that I gravitate toward, for example, that of memory) but he doesn't rewrite himself.


message 10: by jzhunagev (new)

jzhunagev K.D. wrote: "So, what I suggest is that just stick to your patented "chronological approach" in reading books. Read Ishiguro first (2004) before reading Shusterman (2007)."

Thanks for the heads up, Kuya Doni!! ^_^


message 11: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Teresa wrote: "K.D. wrote: "Since you've read all his books, is it true that the hardest to read is his The Unconsoled? Is Remains of the Day his best?"

Yes, "The Unconsoled" is definitely the hardest of his to ..."


Thanks, Teresa. With only 2 of his books that I've read so far, I think you are correct when you said that he doesn't rewrite himself. Good point!


message 12: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia I love this book so, so much.


message 13: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh I really wished I liked this book more. I was just left feeling disappointed. I wanted more. Lovely review though. x


message 14: by Shayantani (new)

Shayantani Das Even I read unwind first, so I guess, the organ donation thing didn’t shock me as badly as it was meant to.


message 15: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Tanu, good for you. It shocked me when I read Unwind because of the way it was described there.

But for this book, I think it was more of the prose that made me gave it the 4-star rating. Thanks for the like! :)


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