Ishiguro's first collection of short stories all with the theme of "music at nightfall". I loved this. Familiar as I am now with how Ishiguro writes, this was a special gift. I was actually giggling (nervously) at one point when one of the characters in his stylized anxiety inducing stories went over the edge and fell in to what could only be "Basil Fawltyland".
What is usually gently built upon during the length of a full sized novel is delivered in a brief one-two punch in his short stories. I really hope that he will write more in the future because these were perfect.