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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Apr 08, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-reads, history-based-fiction, rather-british
Read in March, 2011

"When you think of a great butler, he is bound, almost by definition, to be an Englishman."

"But then, I suppose, when with the benefit of hindsight one begins to search one's past for such 'turning points', one is apt to start seeing them everywhere."

Beautifully written, slow moving meditation on memory, and regret, and duty, and self-deception. Subtle and sad, I savored every sentence.

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