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When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Apr 10, 12

bookshelves: historical, fiction, no-longer-own, in, 2007

I loved the setting of the 1920s and 1930s in England and Shanghai. The tone of the narrator is set well, but I wanted more insight into how he works, not just his idealized memories. He's a detective, but his major cases are never described, and then his case in Shanghai is severely bungled. I hoped for more happiness in his life and more of an escape for me, and instead the reality is very cruel.

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