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
randomblue
Wrote 5/30/17
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 Gardn...Continua
Linda5908
Wrote 8/10/13
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.

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 a...Continua
ariadna73
Wrote 8/2/11
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 mu...Continua
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 sh...Continua

Princess Lolita
Wrote Feb 23, 2011, 12:01
life's so much bigger than just loving someone.
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Princess Lolita
Wrote 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. Tha...Continua
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