Books: The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

A weird book. You don’t quite know what’s going on, though you get a nebulous feel. The story is narrated by a pianist Mr Ryder who’s like a floating leaf buffeted by waves. His life in this town seems to move constantly from one encounter to the other without any control on his part. The world itself seems real enough yet dreamlike in consistency. Peculiar.

It’s an enjoyable departure from the usual structure of a story, especially for those who are comfortable living in uncertainty.

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