Most of the books I thought I would dislike but ended up loving are books that I have been assigned in school. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I don’t do well with assigned reading. But there are some books that I have been assigned that I really liked. One such book is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was assigned to me in one of my popular lit classes when I was getting my MEd. So it had that against it. It also had another strike towards it. A few years earlier I had read Never Let Me Go and HATED it. Something which surprised me because I usually like dystopian novels. So to say that I was sceptical was an understatement. All that said, I really liked the book.
The main character, for all his faults, was likeable. The story told was compelling. And the quiet storytelling both surprised and appealed to me. There was something sad and quiet about the old man that I could strangely relate to. To me it felt odd but in a good way.