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It soon emerges that she cannot play the cello at all: she merely believes she has the potential to be a great cellist. In the end, she marries someone she does not love, while the young Hungarian takes a second-rate job playing in a chamber group at a hotel restaurant. They both remain unfulfilled. This is, perhaps, what most binds these stories: the conflict between what music promises and what life delivers.

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Fans of his novels may enjoy the change of pace offered by this debut, but newer readers may prefer to begin with his previous works, which better exemplify his talents This review is available to non-members for a limited time. For full access, become a member today. Media Reviews New York Times - Michiko Kakutani Unfortunately for the reader, these stories — which, curiously, won rave reviews in Britain — do not share the exquisite narrative command, the carefully modulated irony or the elliptical subtlety of Mr.

Instead they read like heavy-handed O. Henry-esque exercises; they are psychologically obtuse, clumsily plotted and implausibly contrived.

The Times UK By now it is clear that this exquisite stylist is serious in his pursuit of a minimal — perhaps even universal — mode of expression for the emotional experiences that define our lives as human. Nocturnes is a set of poised and playful reflections on the falling away of sentiment Sunday Telegraph UK It is hardly surprising that a writer as resonant, and as emotionally pitch-perfect, as Kazuo Ishiguro should be so keen on music A nocturne is a piece of music inspired by, or evocative of, the night These little pieces could only be the work of a great composer.

Kirkus Reviews Like sophisticated literary mood music, this book lingers in the memory, ringing true in theme and metaphor even when lacking plausibility. Library Journal Starred Review.

Once again Ishiguro does something different; recommended for anyone who loves thoughtful writing. Booklist Starred Review. Each tale of musicians, muses, and users is funny and incisive; each is a fable about the dream of mastery and the nightmare of pragmatism; and each dramatic story line delivers arresting psychological transformations. Reader Reviews.

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Fans of his novels may enjoy the change of pace offered by this debut, but newer readers may prefer to begin with his previous works, which better exemplify his talents This review is available to non-members for a limited time. For full access, become a member today. Media Reviews New York Times - Michiko Kakutani Unfortunately for the reader, these stories — which, curiously, won rave reviews in Britain — do not share the exquisite narrative command, the carefully modulated irony or the elliptical subtlety of Mr. Instead they read like heavy-handed O. Henry-esque exercises; they are psychologically obtuse, clumsily plotted and implausibly contrived. The Times UK By now it is clear that this exquisite stylist is serious in his pursuit of a minimal — perhaps even universal — mode of expression for the emotional experiences that define our lives as human.

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A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life. A man whose unerring PDF taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him. A gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career. Passion or necessity—or the often uneasy combination of the two—determines the place of music in each of these lives. And, in one way or another, music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning: sometimes comic PDF, sometimes tragic, sometimes just eluding their grasp. From the Hardcover edition.

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