Tag: kazuo ishiguro

47. ‘Nocturnes’ and 48. ‘Maps to Nowhere’

This week I’m reviewing two short story collections: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro and Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan. One is a dreamy meditation upon love and music; the other involves thoughtful fantasy set in rich imaginary worlds. The verdict:… Read More

Kazuo Ishiguro in three of his novels

Last week we found out that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. Ishiguro was born in Japan, but his family moved to the UK when he was five, making him the latest British writer… Read More

13. ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is my third Ishiguro book and probably my least favourite. It has the same calm, melancholic voice that is so characteristic of Ishiguro, but I didn’t find the premise of Floating World as engaging as Never Let Me Go… Read More

29. ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Book: I’ll admit it, I watched the film first. A long time ago, in fact. Wallowing in teenage-esque self-indulgence (I was not a teen) I watched it alone in my bedroom and sobbed and sobbed and got… Read More