The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

fiction historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

258 pages | first published 1989

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Stevens, the long-serving butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside, but also into his own past. Reflecting on his years of service, he must re-examine his life in the face of changing B...
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Moods

reflective 95%
emotional 51%
sad 42%
relaxing 13%
challenging 11%
funny 11%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 6%
lighthearted 6%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
dark 3%
adventurous 1%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 76%
medium 22%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 8% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 36% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | Yes: 4% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Average rating

4.06