Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Remains Of The Day: Kazuo Ishiguro

I don't hate this book- it's quite good fun (like a Python sketch about stuffy Englishmen with most of the nonsense extracted) but:

The irony is so heavy-handed

And Stevens is such a straw man

And God only knows what Miss Kenton is supposed to see in him.

The film solves the problem by casting Tony Hopkins in the central role. He deepens the angst, lightens the absurdity and generally pulls the character into shape.

After three books by Hardy Ishiguro seems so light-weight.
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