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The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

Why did I do a Masters degree?  WHY?!  Yes, work is getting to me a bit already and it’s still only October.  I would be blogging every day if I reviewed all the course books I am reading at the moment but I don’t want to turn this blog into A Little Blog of Political Economy and European Foreign Policy Books and Absolutely Nothing Else.  That would be depressing and very very boring.

I think the last time it took me this long to finish a book was when I read ‘The Corrections’ by Jonathan Franzen.  However, that was because I found it a slog to get through not because I was particularly busy at the time.  During the holidays, I might have been able to read ‘The Unconsoled’ in about three days.  Instead, during term time, it has taken more like two and a half weeks.  For me, that’s an epically long time to spend on one book.  But with ‘The Unconsoled’, I think it was worth reading slowly.   Continue reading


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