Nellibobs’ Friday Night no. 17 ‘The Remains of the Dinner’

Yes, he’s back. Sorry it’s been a few weeks: the technical team took a well-earned holiday. (Which poses a deep philosophical question: Does Mr Nellist still exist if there’s no one there to film him? Erm… yes, probably.)

And we have a new camera – which means you can now experience Nellibobs in HD! (“Highly Distinguished”.)

This week, after a good meal, Mr Nellist shares his thoughts on Never Let Me Go (2005), the most recent novel of Kazuo Ishiguro, a British author born in Japan in 1954 and best known for his Booker Prize-winning and Damn Good Film-spawning The Remains of the Day (1989).

He also contemplates cosmetic surgery and explains why he is still banned from all bus-stops in the Tranmere area…

If you’ve read the novel, please leave a comment and tell us what you thought of it. If you know someone else who’s read it, pass the video on to them. If neither of these statements applies, leave a comment anyway! Lurk no longer. We’d love to hear from you.

4 thoughts on “Nellibobs’ Friday Night no. 17 ‘The Remains of the Dinner’”

  1. I love the videos. I’m a member of the ‘silent audience’ but this time I thought that I’d like to say hello. I met Brian when he was running a short course titled ‘Tolstoy’s short stories’. Every class was exciting. One day I asked him if I could send him an email. He replied ‘Oh no, no, I’ve only recently given up the quill and ink’.
    The videos always make me think about what I am reading and what I would like to read. I picked up the book by William Trevor ( mentioned a few weeks ago) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. Hi Barb. Thanks for deciding to break your silence and say hello! We’re never sure if anyone out there is actually watching, so your post is music to our ears.

    (Glad you enjoyed Death in Summer too.)

  3. … always watching (and listening) for Brian’s pearls – trouble is they say everything. So the silence (out there) is because we cannot add to his insight, brevity and wit.

    But truly wonderful to have them on line … Who would have thought – Brian on You Tube!

  4. … always watching (and listening) for Brian’s Pearls – trouble is they say everything. If there is silence (out there) it’s because there is nothing add to his insight, brevity and wit.

    But truly wonderful to have them on line … Who would have thought – Brian on You Tube!

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