Nocturnes

Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

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In a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range ...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/05/17
It feels like it's the same character speaking during all five stories. By the end of the book I was quite annoyed by the lack of imagination in using the same context and characters more than once (I don't want to read a single word over Lindy ...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/08/13
Very Ishiguro
Ishiguro is such an expert in highlighting the imperfections of life and giving the readers a bitterness that impacts. However, there's always something to hope for or a beautiful moment to capture, that's what has to be cherished.
Ha scritto il 30/03/13
I’ve always associated the word Nocturne with sadness, sublime sadness, deeply felt sadness, but sadness, none the less.I think that Kazuo Ishiguro may share this feeling, even though, given that the term Nocturne when it started out simply meant ...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/08/11
Very relaxing and beautiful
09-01-2011- I finished the five stories and I liked them all. Some are more "rounded" than others (for example, "come rain or come shine" ends abruptly whereas "Nocturne" has a very defined ending) I liked the way the author mentioned and analized ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/10/10
I don't know if Ishiguro's editor was giving him grief asking him to write something new, or if it was Ishiguro himself who one day woke up thinking: 'To hell with melancholy! Why can't anybody see how multifarious my creative talent is? I want to ...Continua

Ha scritto il Feb 23, 2011, 12:01
life's so much bigger than just loving someone.
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Ha scritto il Feb 23, 2011, 12:00
When I was a kid, I so wanted to be a dancer and a singer. And I tried and tried, God knows I tried, but people just laughed, and I thought, this world is so unfair. But then I grew up a little and I realised the world wasn't so unfair after all. ...Continua
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