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Subtitle Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
First Written 2009
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Knopf
ISBN-10 0307271021
ISBN-13 978-0307271020
My Copy library copy
First Read September 03, 2011


Maybe I was just reading this at the wrong time, but Nocturnes just fell flat for me. I've really enjoyed two of Ishiguro's other books - Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go - but these five short stories just felt hollow. His narrative pacing and character voices were a bit unconvincing, But perhaps it was just the overall tone - the stories didn't have that sweet melancholy that I expect from Ishiguro, but instead just felt a touch depressing.

Noted on September 21, 2011

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