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The Unconsoled - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unconsoled
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The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most... show more
The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit."A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--The New Yorker
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679735878 (0679735879)
Publisher: Vintage
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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