Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
December 24, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

If you liked the film, you might like the book, too. Here’s a round-up of recent movie tie-ins. It’s hard to tell which came first these days, the movie or the book. In the case of The Remains of the Day, the answer is the dazzling novel, repackaged here in honor of the recent film. The only change is the cover jacket, featuring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson; every exquisite word of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel about an old-guard British butler remains intact. Intrigue and secrets of love are revealed at a gentle pace, but Ishiguro is a wise storyteller whose tale is worth the patience. A+

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