When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Review

Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes it’s so dreadfully boring that you contemplate starting a fire with the book and warming yourself up a little. Indeed, I sometimes got the impression she was unable properly to breathe anything other than the air surrounding the most distinguished persons. “When we were Orphans”  follows Christopher Banks, anContinue reading “When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Review”

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go

I first heard of this story when going through Margaret Atwood’s collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy material called “In other worlds”. She was talking about this novel and the introduction of cloning and the life of clones bred purely for organ harvesting and I must say I got interested. Having read The Remains of theContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go”

Keiko’s suicide – A pale view from the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

At the beginning of the novel, Etsuko explains that she does not want to be reminded of her past. She rejects everything that is attached to Japan and does not even want to give her second daughter a Japanese name (names her Nikki). It is not clear at this point of the story why sheContinue reading “Keiko’s suicide – A pale view from the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro”

A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro

I’ve only read The Buried Giant and The Remains of the Day and when I looked on my book wish-list, I saw Kazuo Ishiguro’s dazzling debut novel called “A pale view of the hills” and I closed my eyes and made the purchase. When I saw the tiny book (181 pages which to my accounts isContinue reading “A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro”