January reads – Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017 and the Swedish Academy described him as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.



I  received three of his books for christmas and decided to jump into all of his works in the month of January. (I doubt I’ll get though them all, but let’s see how far I get.)  I found that his book “The remains of the day” was adapted into a movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson and was nominated for all of 8 oscar awards. Also his book “Never let me go” was adapted into a movie, starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightly and was highly acclaimed.

I make it a point to read the book before watching the movie, and then usually end up hating the movie. So this time I might try watching one of the movies first, and then reading the book after. It’s always good to shake up your reading habits and try new things and new genres.



Novels by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • A Pale View of Hills (1982)
  • An Artist of the Floating World (1986)
  • The Remains of the Day (1989)
  • The Unconsoled (1995)
  • When We Were Orphans (2000)
  • Never Let Me Go (2005)
  • Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (2009)
  • The Buried Giant (2015)