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The Unconsoled - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unconsoled
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Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the... show more
Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life. Ishiguro's extraordinary study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification - and the highest praise.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571225392 (057122539X)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 535
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
2.0 'Marmite' book
This might be described as a 'marmite' book. I was drawn to 'The Unconsoled' based entirely on my enjoyment of 'Remains of the Day' and 'Never let me go' and the confidence that attends the offerings of a consistently great writer. However, though I stuck with it (it's quite long), for me, it never ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Unconsoled
bookshelves: winter-20122013, published-1995, music, hungary Read from December 18 to 25, 2012 1995Narrated by: David Case (British)Audiobook Publication: Books on Tape Inc, 1998Length: 19h 55m, unabridgedTracks: 8 chaptersSource: Cassette (home edition)blurb: The Unconsoled is the story of a ma...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
1995Narrated by: David Case (British)Audiobook Publication: Books on Tape Inc, 1998Length: 19h 55m, unabridgedTracks: 8 chaptersSource: Cassette (home edition)blurb: The Unconsoled is the story of a man named Ryder. He is a pianist of international renown who, as the novel opens, has arrived in a Eu...
tien
tien rated it
1.0 The Unconsoled
I just wanted to reach out, grab the characters and shake them silly!! Espcially Mr Ryder... Events just seem to be out of his control and when he wanted to take control, he just appears to be rude...Maybe I just don't understand the point of the novel but really, I don't care enough to think abou...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
0.0 DNF Review: The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
Truthfully, I abandoned this book several weeks ago - I've only gotten a few pages further into this book since the last time I wrote about it. However, I've still had it in my apartment, bookmark in place, taunting me. I've now officially decided to abandon it and move on to something else, guilt-f...
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