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Currently I'm 2/3 through the book. Enjoying it. Intrigued. But beginning to question where it's leading. Also, I'm thinking the story might be metaphor of the history of mankind?

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Tracy Marks The idea of collective loss of memory is worth exploring here. Humanity keeps making the same mistakes over and over -- e.g. getting into a war believing that it will be short, we will get in and out and triumph etc. OR scapegoating a group, race or religion. It's as if we don't really learn from the past - maybe in part though because each new generation doesn't live through what the previous generation experienced and has to learn for itself.
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by Kazuo Ishiguro (Goodreads Author)
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