From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Kazuo Isiguro's prose is always silky smooth, so much so that An Artist Of The Floating World seems like a short, even simple book.
Through all these reminiscences the reader has the sense that Ono has only a very imperfect understanding of the seismic social changes his own country is undergoing.
This is a beautifully written novel that very gradually reveals how the past can haunt individuals and encroach on the present in very real terms.
Mr. Ishiguro thrilled me with Remains of the Day. This is a deceptively quiet work about a deceptively polite older man, an artist who had played a lamentable role in rallying... Read morePublished 26 days ago by suso903
A staid, slow-moving fictional memoir told in the first person narrative of a renowned Japanese artist in a two and a half year span of post WWII Japan. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Maisy M. Chan
Simply excellent especially considering that this was his first novel. With the exception of a couple of his books the guy ranks up there with the ten best living novelists.Published 29 days ago by BlueDog
What's not to love? Early Ishiguro writing gorgeous prose.Published 1 month ago by jennifer gould jabaily
Ishiguro achieves what a good artist aims for—to find the universal in the particular. His story of an aging Japanese artist who finds the postwar world in Japan uncomfortable and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allan H. Clark
Today is a good time to go back to Ishiguro’s classic 1986 investigation of Japanese war guilt, as Japan’s current political leaders push their attempt to deny it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bart Mills
This novel continues Ishiguro's tradition of deeply insightful and psychologically truthful writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by shaun gould