26 August 2011
The Unconsoled is the strange story of the pianist Ryder who arrives in an unnamed European city for a performance in an evening to try and resolve the political problems in the city. The problems are never really revealed and neither is Ryder's involvement. I don't want to give away the small amount of details that are revealed but I think it's worth saying that to really enjoy the book you need to relax about the fact that you have no idea whats going on. When I started the novel I was waiting for a big reveal and when I realised it wasn't coming I settled into just enjoying it.