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Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills - Kazuo Ishiguro 3.5 stars - This book was well written and had that surreal feeling of Ishiguro's novels, but was lacking the unforgettable haunting quality of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go which were both amazing books and two of my favorites. The basic story is about a woman named Etsuko who is mourning the suicide of her daughter. Most of the rest of the book is told as a flashback where Etsuko remembers her past life in Nagasaki after the war, and the difficulty she had in trying to escape the poverty and bleakness of her life. The book has a bit of a twist/mystery to it which leaves you wondering, but in some ways I was expecting a different type of 'ah ha' revelation that would explain a bit more about why Etsuko's daughter commits suicide.