I felt a little broken when I finished this glorious piece of writing. Having been forced to analyse Remains of the Day to death I have stayed away from Ishiguru. However, after a lot of back and forth with myself before clicking buy.

I really needn’t have worried though. The novel was a complete breath of fresh air. I was hooked from the moment the moment the story began. I had downloaded the book on Audible and this novel took me through some of the longest running distances I have managed in a while. As I reached the end I had just finished a 5k and there was no way I could have pushed pause and waited for my next chance to run and listen.

I gave myself some extra couch time and let the remains of the story envelop me. By the time it finished I felt that I had, like Klara, given a little bit of myself to Josie and her journey.