Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Never Let Me Go

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. This Monday was Martin luther King’s day.

Then it was a Golden Globe Award festival and the exciting part for me was when Philip Hoffman won a Golden Globe for playing in Capote. I believe that he plays wonderfully on the edges; he doesn’t mimic Capote but he plays him.

Then two nights a go a novel by Ishiguro came to my attention at Barnes & Noble: Never Let Me Go. It is Kazuo Ishiguro's last novel. He wrote five before. Among those The Remains of the Day 1989 is the most successful one. There is also a movie based on this novel with the same name as the novel in which Anthony Hopkins plays the role of the Stevens the butler.
Ishiguro’s stories are floated between the past and the present. His fictions are based on memories of the characters. Memories that are narrated throughout the pages and above all they are Looking forward to the uncertain future. Ishiguro started his carrier with his first novel A Pale View of Hills (1982), and then he continually wrote An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005).

And tonight a TV series on Thirteen: The War That Made America. It was boring and slow which means it was educational. And because of it I missed CSI: NY. Instead I wrote this page.

This is a picture of Washington DC National Mall & Memorial Park that I took 2 weeks a go in a visit to D.C. It is an appropriate picture for this post because; first of all I like this photo, then Washington Monument is dedicated to George Washington who fought in French & Indian war when he was young and that is the war that made America and also In the same place at National Mall Martin Luther King Jr. had one of his famous speeches and who knows may be Kazuo Ishiguro visited this place once.

1 comment:

roya said...

I have read "Ramains of the day" and "A pale view of the hills" and they are really good.
I didn't know there was a movies based on Remains of the Day. I should definitly see it.