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Book Review: 'Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall', Kazuo Ishiguro

‘Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

“But you play that passage like it’s the memory of love. You’re so young, yet you know desertion, abandonment. 565 more words

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Days 8 - 14 of my Literary Quotes Challenge

Ok, I know, I know, my new found dedication to doing this daily lasted no time at all but I am still here, I promise.  So here we go for a bulk update on my literary quotes challenge. 955 more words


“‘He was my enemy,’ he was saying, ‘but he always behaved like a gentleman. We treated each other decently over six months of shelling each other. 152 more words

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (2015)

Another novel belonging, if not wholly, to the Arthurian subgenre of fantasy. When published, it created a lot of noise – not only for its qualities, but the very fact that Ishiguro, respected literary fiction author, crossed borders of genre fiction and wrote a fantasy novel. 537 more words


to remember at least a few of the things most precious to us

For in this community the past was rarely discussed. I do not mean it was taboo. I mean that it had somehow faded into a mist as dense as that which hung over the marshes.

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Truth & Prophets

never let me go

I tend to forget how I feel after finishing books, so I’ve decided to leave a few thoughts here to remind myself later.

I felt that the novel wrapped up very nicely, almost too nicely. 481 more words



The Remains of the Day by Kazoo Ishiguro

The novel’s narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession.

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