Monday, February 28, 2011

Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro

I am not a huge fan of short stories, for many reasons - I think that oftentimes they are too impressionistic and I am left wanting more. This was no real exception, despite my admiration for the author's other books I've read. I didn't dislike the stories, but I felt like I didn't quite grasp them either. This contrasts with The Elephant Vanishes, a short story collection by another of my favorites, Haruki Murakami, which I really like. In fact, I gave away my copy to someone I thought could also appreciate them, and I need to replace this very soon, as I've been wanting to reread one of the stories in that collection lately.

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