Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes

Obviously, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes relies heavily on the theme of music. It’s a short story collection connected by a musical strand. The titles are Crooner, Come Rain or Come Shine, Malven Hills, Nocturnes, and Cellists. The stories have a relational focus with heartbreak and triangulated love and the common regrets of everyday life. “I nowContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

“I thought sooner or later someone would start saying it had gone too far, but it just kept on, and no one said anything” (15). I have a cousin that loves this book and its corresponding film. I have to say that I’ve read this book twice now, and it’s heart-wrenching every time. It’s aContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day is like a long song to that Latin phrase: carpe diem. Seize the mother-fucking-day! Pardon my French. Or, you’ll end up like Stevens. At the closing of his life, he’s a very accomplished and professional English butler that gave three decades of service at Darlington. But, he’s (hella)Continue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day”