In one of the most acclaimed novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England.
Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go dramatizes her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship, and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
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Haunting and thought provoking
I think I would. Not right away but in time yes.
It forces you to question what it is to be human and what the value you of that is.
Strangely my favourite character isn't a person, it's the atmosphere. The tone of the story and the atmosphere of the book really are a character in itself. I can't really describe it... It's almost somber meet anticipation.
I love all the characters prostrated by Kerry Fox, I thought she did a wonderful job with all. However, the biting attitude of Ruth was brilliantly bought forward.
What is the real purpose of YOUR existence?
A truly haunting story. Horrific without even uttering a word of horror. Truly thought provoking and leaves you thinking, WHY? Not in a dramatic sense but questioning why the situation in this book would ever exist. Hailsham, should never exist... I hope to god it doesn't.
It's the first book I have read that is sweet and gentil throughout but filled with background atrocities that will haunt you and make you question the importance of the fellow man.
Tragic and enigmatic
- Gem Scotland