Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Fictional character I'd love to meet and why

 After a break last week due to being away, I've picked up this topic from Long and Short Reviews and, just for a change, I had an idea straight away.

I've been very into reading Kazuo Ishiguro lately. His novels have a contemplative air which somehow draws the reader even when you realise that very little action has taken place. I read "Never Let Me Go" some years ago and "Klara and the Sun" just recently, so after that I took up "The Remains of the Day".

For which reason I've decided that I would like to meet Mr Stevens, the famed butler.

Why? The central point of the novel is that Stevens has dedicated his entire life to serving as a butler, never allowing any time for a personal life, and as he grows old he goes on a journey and starts wanting to enjoy what is left of his days. So I would like to follow Stevens on his journey and introduce him to a few places and life experiences he hasn't known. Frankly, given how limited his life has been, even taking him on a tour of the UK would be an adventure for him.

So which fictional character would you like to meet?

12 comments:

  1. The Remains of the Day. Great book and fantastic movie. That is such a good choice.

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  2. I liked "Never Let Me Go."

    Mr. Stevens is a good pick.

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  3. I liked Remains of the Day. Mr. Stevens would be fascinating to meet and try to understand.

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  4. new to me author and character. Will have to check those out.

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  5. Very cool. It's a new to me author. Will have to check these out.

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