"The Unconsoled" by Ishiguro Kazuo

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I've read about half of it, does it make sense if it's read to the end?
Also do you think it's cynically written, like the author knows anything he churns out will be hailed as a masterpiece?

Heave Ho (Heave Ho), Wednesday, 29 November 2006 22:46 (fourteen years ago) link


santosh kumar banjare, Friday, 1 December 2006 05:42 (fourteen years ago) link

from what i've read ishiguro is very concerned with his audience and how his works are read. i don't think he takes his reknown for granted, whether it's deserved or not.

friday on the porch (lfam), Thursday, 7 December 2006 03:06 (fourteen years ago) link

The Unconsoled is the marmitest book I know. I love it. I think it's deeply uncynical, in fact incredibly heartfelt and moving. And no it will not make any more sense if read to the end.

ledge (ledge), Friday, 8 December 2006 11:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Agree w ledge. It makes as much sense on page 63,000 as it did on page 63. No more, no less. Fucking maddening, but very true to what it describes. Painful, frustrating, almost almost almost almost but never quite. Made me sad.

adam beales (pye poudre), Tuesday, 12 December 2006 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

made me wanna kill him

Hova He, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:47 (thirteen years ago) link

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