“Nocturnes” by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is a collection of short stories on the theme of music by Booker Prize winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro, who others have recommended to me in the past.

There is an art to writing short stories, every word is important and needs to be considered due to the brevity of the text. Unfortunately, I don’t think the stories in this collection worked; they all feel as though they are an extract from a novel, incomplete and have not encapsulated the essence of the story or characters successfully for me.

As the author was recommended on the strength of his novels, I would like to try more of his books, but I definitely won’t be bothering with any more of his short stories.

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