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Just read this book and I liked it. I had a feeling of melancholy as I read through it.

Anyone else read this book? What are your thoughts.
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>>7589128

It's OK. Mid-tier Ishiguro. Read "Remains of the Day" if you want something good.
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>>7589128
I feel like the Japanese capture that feeling very well. I'd never heard of this particular author before, so I'll have to take a look.
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>>7589133
This.

Reposting to umpteenth time:

The Unconsoled > Remains of the Day = Buried Giant > Never Let Me Go > Good Nocturnes > When We Were Orphans > Bad Nocturnes

will add Pale View of Hills and Artist of the Floating world when I finally get around to reading them soontm.
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>>7589139

Well, he's not Japanese but British.
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>>7589139
There is nothing Japanese about Ishiguro. He was born and raised in the UK, writes in English, and barely speaks a lick of Japanese. His Japanese-set books were based completely on a fantasized/imagined Japan (as he himself will state in interviews), which baka gaijins misinterpreted as a genuine portrayl of the Japanese experience. That's why he doesn't write about Japan anymore cause he was tired of foreign devils misinterpreting his stuff.
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>>7589148
Sorry I made a mistake - he was actually born in Japan and lived there until he was 6 before his family moved to the UK, so he's a bit more Japanese than I portrayed. However the fact remains he's much more of a British author than a Japanese author, and he does not follow the Japanese literary tradition.
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>>7589148
>born and raised in the UK
Actually born in Japan, but moved to UK when he was very young
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>>7589153
>>7589152
Even so, there's always a part of the culture that stays within us when we emigrate, even if only for a few generations.
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>>7589160
Sure there's merit to that but to say "the Japanese capture that feeling very well" is strange because even though Ishiguro and the Japanese literary tradition may share that trait, it's not for the same reason considering how divergent Ishiguro's life/background is from the Japanese authors. If anything it'd be analogous to convergent evolution and not due to any inherent "Japanese-ness" of Ishiguro/the idea of melancholy.
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