The book I would never recommend you
Have you ever regretted reading a book?
Of course, reading is one of the most rewarding and pleasant hobbies that people can enjoy, but what happens when your promising reading becomes a boring and soporific experience?
Taking into account that I´m in an English learning process and everything I can read in English is welcome, I have to recognize that it happened to me when I read “A Pale View of Hills” by Kazuo Ishiguro. In my opinion, this is one of the most tedious books I´ve ever read.
The novel is about an emigrant Japanese woman living alone in England relating all her memories when she was living in Nagasaki after the 2nd world war, and no more plot. In conclusion, I spent all the reading waiting for something exciting, but in the end, nothing happened.
Fortunately, this one was not the first book I had read by this remarkable and well-known writer. Previosuly, I read “The Remains of the Day” (it was a cinema masterpiece, too) and “Never Let me Go” (also in cinema). I was so impressed and satisfied after reading them that I decided to read another book by the same writer, just looking for another gratifying experience, but “A Pale View of Hills” didn´t live up to my expectation. Maybe I wasn´t in a good frame of mind…
Up to this point, any of you could tell me something about which book you would never recommend to a good friend? I appreciate your help. Many thanks.