Books by Kazuo Ishiguro and Complete Book Reviews

Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Knopf Publishing Group $25 (535p) ISBN 978-0-679-40425-5
With this stunning new novel, cast in the form of a postmodern nightmare, Ishiguro tells a powerful story in which he once again exploits a narrator's utter lack of self-knowledge to create a devastating deadpan irony. A celebrated concert pianist...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Putnam Publishing Group $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-399-13119-6
Like figures on a Japanese screen, the painter Masuji Ono and his daughters Setsuko and Noriko are fixed in the formal attitudes that even their private conversations reflect. In the postwar 1940, the father is a relic of traditional Japan, of...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author . Knopf $25 (221p) ISBN 978-0-307-27102-0
This suite of five stories hits all of Ishiguro's signature notes, but the shorter form mutes their impact. In “Crooner,” Tony Gardner, a washed-up American singer, goes sloshing through the canals of Venice to serenade his trophy...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Alfred A. Knopf $25 (352p) ISBN 978-0-375-41054-3
Despite some contrived events and a tendency to rework the characterizations and themes of his previous books, Ishiguro's latest novel triumphs with the seductiveness of his prose and his ability to invigorate shadowy events with sinister...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Vintage Books USA $14.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-679-73172-6
Stevens, an elderly butler who has spent 30 years in the service of Lord Darlington, ruminates on the past and inadvertently slackens his rigid grip on his emotions to confront the central issues of his life. PW called this Booker Prize-winner ``a...
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Kazuo Ishiguro. Knopf, $26.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-307-27103-7
Reviewed by Lydia Millet Ishiguro's new novel is set in Arthurian England—not the mythic land of knights, castles, and pageants most of us are familiar with, but a primitive and rural country likely far closer to historical reality. This is a gray...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Knopf Publishing Group $22 (245p) ISBN 978-0-394-57343-4
Greeted with high praise in England, where it seems certain to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ishiguro's third novel (after An Artist of the Floating World ) is a tour de force-- both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a...
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Vintage Books USA $15.95 (544p) ISBN 978-0-679-73587-8
A renowned pianist finds himself in a mysterious and dreamlike urban maze. (Oct.)
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author . Knopf $25 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4000-4339-2
Like Ishiguro's previous works (The Remains of the Day ; When We Were Orphans ), his sixth novel is so exquisitely observed that even the most workaday objects and interactions are infused with a luminous, humming otherworldliness. The dystopian
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author, John Lee, Read by HarperAudio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-694-52384-9
Set in Shanghai on the eve of World War II, Ishiguro's Booker-nominated novel follows the surreal predicament of Christopher Banks, an English expatriate whose overwrought state is perfectly rendered by narrator John Lee. After his parents are...
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Kazuo Ishiguro. Knopf, $27.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-593-31817-1
Nobel laureate Ishiguro takes readers to a vaguely futuristic, technologically advanced setting reminiscent of his Never Let Me Go for a surprising parable about love, humanity, and science. Klara is an Artificial Friend (AF), a humanlike robot...
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