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Sunday, December 28, 2003
Kazuo Ishiguro - When We Were Orphans 
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Title: When We Were Orphans
Price: RM 32.95 (MPH)
Trivia: Short-listed for the 2000 Booker Prize
Related Links: Google Directory on Ishiguro, Kazuo, Similar Reviews

This is a fictitious story about of a great detective experiencing England in the 1930s, where he discovers his own past, unearths his childhood memories and tracks down an old childhood playmate; narrated between London & Shanghai while skillfully maneuvering between past and present.

[While I'd just described the entire book in a single sentence, it doesn't mean it's grammatically correct, it merely means I'm economical with words, and really couldn't care less ;D]

It's quite a good read, although slightly draggy in the beginning, but if you are one for stories w a historical background, I'd recommend this indeed - although I did have to split it into two separate reading sessions - something I rarely do. But perhaps its just because it was a beautiful sunny day and it would be sacrilegious to surrender myself to recessive albino genes ;)


graceshu  # 5:07 AM
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