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The Unconsoled is an utterly original masterpiece by Kazuo Ishiguro, the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of six novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, Serono Literary Prize, Casino de Santiago European Novel Award, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize). Nocturnes (2009) was awarded the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize. Kazuo Ishiguro's work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have also been adapted into major films. In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
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I tried and tried and tried. I followed it, but I didn't 'get it'. Read more
I finished it a couple of weeks ago and it still keeps coming back.Published 1 month ago by MR M R GRIFFITHS
The novel’s delicious strangeness is certainly a huge part of its appeal. Yet – as is common to other works by Ishiguro – beneath the swirling mass of... Read more
I am still not sure why one day I picked up that novel to read, because huge books are not usually my fare. tiring easily if not gripped, but I am very thankful I did pick it up. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ann Fairweather
I sadly gave up on this book. I normally love Kazuo Ishiguro.Published 3 months ago by Jacqueline Batt
My Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives at a hotel in a city in Central Europe, whose manager is organising a major concert with him as the star performer, in the hope that it will... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jack
This is such a tedious book. I knew it wasn't highly rated by most but a couple of eminent writers thought it was a masterpiece. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms. M. A. Hamilton
Worst. Novel. Ever...
Meandering & lacking any coherence or meaning.
Apart from that...it's great!