When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

When We Were Orphans

Christopher Banks is a famous London detective, who, having solved countless mysteries, turns his attention to the one mystery he always wanted resolved:  the disappearance of his parents in Shanghai when he was a young boy of eleven.

Ishiguro pens a well-crafted novel full of twists and turns, playing with his readers as his main character’s memory plays tricks on him.  I loved the setting of old Shanghai at the height of British occupation.  The opium trade was in full swing and warlords were battling for power.  I found this fascinating and made for a great story.

Excellent novel!

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2000
336 pages


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