The blurb on the back of this book really gives nothing away, so I feel honor-bound to be somewhat circumspect â€“ suffice it to say this book is at all about what I thought it would be. Ishiguro does an excellent job of drawing you into the story and provides just enough hints to allow you to figure out whatâ€™s really going on at a satisfying pace. (An interesting topic for discussion might be: why didnâ€™t Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth just run away?) As in The Remains of the Day, he gets a lot of mileage out of a restricted narrative voice, although the weirdly stilted (stylized?) dialogue was a little distracting at times.