England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents in Old Shanghai when he was a ...
small boy. Now, as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realizes that the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery - that only by doing so will the world be saved from the approaching catastrophe.Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, When We Were Orphans is a story of remembrance, deception and the longing for home; of a childhood vision of the world surviving deep into adulthood, indelibly shaping and distorting a person's life.
I had a 500 wor reviw typed up and was pretty satisified with it, when due to unfortunate coincidence, our family electricity supply had to be shut down temporarily and I lost the 500-word reveiw. So it's with regret and sadness that I would just
..." say this really quick and short: When we were Orphans is a pretty good read; especially if you are always whining about how big and delicious McDonald's hambugers always seemed when you were young, how McDonald's seems to be getting stingier by the year; It's true, they are and the burgers are smaller. Ishiguro's story linked with hamburgers, God I must be hungry. Nostalgia is always the king when it comes to Ishiguro.Continua...Nascondi
I think it's wrong to start reading Kazuo Ishiguro with this title. The characters were poorly connected, and the plot was weak. The main character, a supposedly talented detective, was delusional - I don't know if it is what Ishiguro was trying to
..." portray - and I found what he was doing simply pointless and stupid. This really annoyed me. =(Continua...Nascondi