14 Nov '17, 9pm

Being Exceptional the right way

I WAS very surprised that Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature this year. Don’t get me wrong, I think he is an excellent writer. Believe it or not, I do occasionally read things other than football reports, and I have enjoyed Ishiguro’s work tremendously. However, I always thought that the Nobel Prize for literature was given to authors who are so complex and hyper intelligent that they seem to be from another planet. I have tried to read the books of some of these folks – Naipaul, Saramago and Gao, to name a few. And I haven’t managed more than 20 or 40 pages. It’s not because the books were awful. It’s just that they were too difficult. Contrast this to Ishiguro’s breakthrough book The Remains of the Day . My Japanese mate introduced it to me and I read it in one night. It was a jolly good read, but it wasn’t particularly challenging. But then, can we be sur...

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