A quick soundbite from Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born (from Nagasaki!), British author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. Haven't read him, but I feel compelled to read Never Let Me Go now. I'm attracted to melancholy. After all, Atonement is my favorite book.
Plus, he's talking about how the dystopian, sci-fi aspect to his book isn't really what it's about, which is how I think about Last Request.