The Remains of the Day
2 journalers for this copy...
In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past...
I liked this book. It is very slow and in its way calming.
I picked it up at a used book sale (Neuerkerode) because it is part of the 1000 books challenge. From the outside it looked as good as new. When I started to read it though I discovered that it was used in English class. Or better: Someone wanted to give the impression that it was read so he underlined a lot - but only at the beginning and the end of the book, the middle was more or less untouched.
Journal Entry 2
Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Was sent to me as a RABCK, thank you very much! I'm looking forward to reading it.
Journal Entry 3
Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I started the book in August and was really excited about it from the start - the richness and flow of the language, the storytelling, the characters... I put it on the side due to bookrings and other urgent reading, and only finished it in the last days in one go. I'm still in absolute awe about this outstanding and wonderful book, which is certainly one of the best books in my personal reading experience. For the moment, I want to keep it for a second reading next year.