‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Written between 1983 and 1990, these translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory. In "The Temple" the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the "delirious happiness" of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp" a man … Continue reading ‘Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather’ by Gao Xingjian – Book Review

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‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Blurb 'It was our third time playing the Godfather theme since lunch...' In a sublime short story collection, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter … Continue reading ‘Nocturnes’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review