Monday, March 03, 2014

Kazuo Ishiguro - When we were Orphans

When We Were OrphansWhen We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book started beautifully. Christopher Banks is planning to launch his career as a private detective. He has been preparing for this moment all his life. Ever since he was sent to London from Shanghai, after his parents disappeared within weeks from each other.

He becomes a renowned detective. He finds himself compelled to go back to China to solve the mystery of the disappearance of his parents.

It is here that the novel unravels. Christopher goes on a wild goose chase, following flimsy leads. The denouement was supposed to be horrific, but it just seemed rather far-fetched.

I had loved Kazuo Ishiguro's other book "Never Let me Go". This one is a not a patch on it.

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