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Publisher Description

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Fiction & Literature
September 23
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Hojjat ,

we are all butlers!

The story that shows how we are all butlers and may ignore important life events because we are busy serving others! May be figuring out how to enjoy, the remains of our days left!

Silver zone ,

Buried giant

The themes in this book echo recurring themes from the writer's other books. For example the mist arises just as it did in buried giant, obscuring the world as tHey know it.

Kat1959 22 ,


Okay, I cannot argue with the writing, perfect. It's the story! Awful. Really depressing. It wen on and on for pages. When suddenly I thought there was hope, hope for a story, it stopped. By the last 50 pages I got what was going on, but seriously? Not an enjoyable book. I only read this because the Internet had some story about books you should read. I had read half of them, so thought I would give his a go. Really good writing, story within a story, just a really boring story.

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