Tag Archives: kazuo ishiguro

2002/12/05

The brilliance of Ishiguro: to take a flawed character who does terrible things not out of villainy but simple weakness and make him sympathetic. My generalizations about WWII are due to my world history and English teachers.
[The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro]
I finished The Remains of the Day, the Ishiguro book, and [...]

2002/12/03

Needless to say, the unreliable narrator has become a much more familiar convention to me, but I still admire the way that Ishiguro explores the layers of self-deception we use to protect ourselves.
[When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro]
What’s cool and disturbing about Ishiguro’s When We Were Orphans (another book, which I read during the [...]

Naomi Novik, Kazuo Ishiguro, Neal Stephenson, Diana Wynne Jones

The following books were read in May 2006. (I’m still catching up on the backlog.)
His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik: Dragons in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. The main character being a Royal Navy officer, Laurence, who stumbles across an egg of a rare Chinese breed, originally promised to Napoleon himself, and finds himself [...]

A.S. Byatt, Margaret Atwood, Lois McMaster Bujold, Kazuo Ishiguro, Douglas Adams, Laurie R. King, Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin

Ahem. So you see, lately I’ve discovered that while Widener may not be the perfect library that contains all the books that have ever been published, it still has an impressive contemporary fiction collection. Ah, Hollis, how I love thee. In any case, I’m still prepared to believe that Widener has very nearly all books [...]