Switch to Desktop Site
 
 

Reader recommendation: The Remains of the Day

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Image

About these ads

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read, very nearly perfect. The reader's heart swells to meet a character so achingly, perfectly, rendered, and it bursts upon realizing that the straws at which Ishiguro's Mr. Stevens grasps are the same straws to which we all cling – the flimsy, inadequate threads which must become beautiful, because they are all we have to justify our lives.

Share