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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
15 NOCTURNES KAZUO ISHIGURO Kazuo Ishiguro is acclaimed for his novels including the Booker Prize-winning Remains of the Day and, most recently, Never Let Me Go. This is his first collection of short stories, and the stories contain the psychological and emotional detail evident in Ishiguro's other works of fiction. Each of the five stories here is linked by their connection to music and their exploration of the way music forges connections between people and marks moments or stages in their lives. The stories also explore ambition, its pursuit, and its effect on relationships. In essence, the stories are bound together by the conflict between what music promises and what life delivers, and make for an interesting and thought provoking read. 'each of the five stories here are linked by their connection to music'