Peter Keks Keks itibaren Peak Forest, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17, İngiltere
Anyone who says they love L.A. should read this book. Told through a series of interlaced vignettes voiced by different characters, Skyhorse it paints a portrait of one neighborhood within our diverse city. The story of this neighborhood is, in many ways, representative of the many neighborhoods in L.A., always shifting, mutating, moving. I loved how each story was so effective to stand alone. Nearly all of them gave me goosebumps. Woven together, however, they are more than the sum of their parts and tell the story of a period of time within a particular neighborhood that has been lost forever. Something that has happened in Los Angeles many hundreds of times. The true brilliance is in using a variety of voices to really show the diversity within the ethnic enclave of Echo Park, making the struggles and successes of these characters so universal. Recommended for anyone living in Los Angeles who doesn't mind a skoch of magical realism in fiction.
(completed October 2004) I just wish I hadn’t read all of Ishiguro’s novels. I loved this one as much as the rest. (reread May 2006) I think this book was even better the second time than the first. I just can’t get enough of Ishiguro and the pained yet thoughtful and optimistic protagonists. (reread April 2016) This is still a favorite. I love Ishiguro's examination of the past and the way he weaves together memories to reconcile and question events.