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The Unconsoled
The Unconsoled
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Edition: Paperback

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The culmination of Ishiguro's art, 22 Mar. 2006
This review is from: The Unconsoled (Paperback)
This is a profoundly rewarding and moving book about the unreliability of memory, the circular nature of time, the fundamental lack of any certainty in any given existence. It also deals of course, with loss, perhaps Ishiguro's central thematic concern. An incredibly detailed realisation of one man's inner world, it is a riveting, bewildering, amusing and heartbreaking read. Yes, it is long. But never boring. Maybe you should be familiar with the author's preceding efforts before tackling this. But when you do tackle it, it's a bit like Seinfeld in the sense that all you do is walk around for years afterwards, greeting innumerable situations with the words: "It's just like the Unconsoled!"


Anytime Tomorrow
Anytime Tomorrow
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Casal is the man, 14 Jan. 2005
This review is from: Anytime Tomorrow (Audio CD)
I only owned Basement Dreams by Neal Casal until recently, when I went on a bit of a spree after seeing him live in Nottingham (excellent).
Anytime Tomorrow did not disappoint, with its instantly catchy, uplifting and just plain rollicking opening numbers, followed by three bona fide masterpieces in Eddy & Diamonds (dark, bitter and heavy), Oceanview (a soaring arrangement, unlike anything he's done before) and Camarillo (just plain addictive uber-country rock).
Inbetween are some lovely little numbers that will become more memorable in time, and about two that i skip; but this is purely a relative measure.
Casal is irritating to some because he seems so generic, but if you want someone who seems to sweat melody, has a pen for an affecting turn of phrase (see: Everything about you is ten feet tall) and just seems to live for music, then look no further.


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