The Remains Of The Day
- Faber and Faber
- Publication Date:
- 01 April 2010
- Religious & Spiritual Fiction
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Few books have gripped and moved me as much as this wonderful book about loss and longing. The pace is perfect, the language is refined and the emotions are subtle. This is truly a literary masterpiece.
This could be the perfect, short, first-person novel. It can’t be more than 70k words, yet it says so much. The voice of Stevens the butler is perfect, as is his questioning of his past while he professes to be so proud of it.I only wish that I had read it before seeing the movie. I can’t tell if my love of the book has been influenced by the images from the movie. They are both excellent.
Sad, moving story of lost love and missed chances, and a world lost forever in the ashes of WW2. A beautiful story beautifully told.
I completely fell in love with this book, superbly written. I never imagined my interest would be held by a book about a butler. I literally cried at the end. I only wish I could be as all consume by my career as Mr. Stevens and be perfectly content, but there's such tragedy in that as well!
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