After several months of reading nothing inspiring, this book was the first in a long time to really engage me. This book makes you think about many of the issues of humanity and being human through its metaphors and storyline. There is one scene in particular which is very intense and emotional and made me cry for the first time in a while.
Ishiguro has a unique gift for writing slow paced yet highly engaging stories. This equals his best novels. If you don't already know what the story is about, it's best to just read it and let the plot reveal itself. Even avoid the back cover synopsis, it gives away too much.