Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro

Nocturnes

By Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Release Date: 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Short Stories
  • Book: Nocturnes
Nocturnes book review score

3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 12 Ratings)

Nocturnes Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Nocturnes is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful.  
 
With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.

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  • A Flawless Five for Five.

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    Vintage Ishiguro. A flawless five for five.

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