i have just finished reading The Remains of Day. it can be
considered the saddest book i have ever read. not that kind
of sadness that makes me cry. but that kind of overwhelming
sadness that tears my soul and leave me feeling so empty.
stevens' life is so pitiful. lost causes and lost love. the
last is so heart-wrenching. really, really heart-wrenching.
i do admire the principles that he held so dearly, to keep
one's dignity despite of personal circumstances. but it's so
sad to see how he has lost the love of his life. regret is
such an unbearable feeling. all those "what if"s are too much...