The other small complaint that I have is that the voices are almost similar throughout except when Akira is talking.
I enjoyed maybe the first 50ish pages but once the plot actually begins it just becomes a mess. Ishiguro busies himself with overturning the conventions of the detective novel. It gives a similarity to all his narrators, but it usually works well with the character he chooses to narrate. It may be that the strength of his memories are so robust that they exert force upon even his more immediate experiences, colouring them to match the pallette of the world he's inherited from memoir.
This is my 7th Ishiguro and I am happy for two reasons: Jan 16, 2001 352 Pages Buy.
Namun narasi bersulurnya dan pace yg lambat bisa bikin nggak betah bacanya. Slowly Banks' childhood unfolds. The story itself is also a strong one, with a number of striking scenes and unexpected twists.
The problem is that in the end, many of the plot's events just don't seem to hang together properly - Christopher's childhood obsession with finding his parents leading to him pursuing a career as a detective and ultimately becoming a key figure in events in Shanghai later in life; his 'relationship' with Sarah, which seems to develop very oddly; his ridiculous conviction that he will discover his parents alive and well, not to mention the fact that nobody around him contradicts this belief.
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Shanghai is at war, Japanese troops everywhere, but Banks forces his way through in search of his goal. Entertainment Weekly.
Then he sails to China, believing that his parents are still alive and seeks to resolve this mystery.
Belum lagi keanehan-keanehan yg terjadi di dalam cerita.
View all 4 comments. These mystery authors—Christie, Sayers, a whole host of others—became enormously popular in England just after the Great War. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
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Another enigmatic entry by Ishiguro.