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Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

As a child, Kathy—now thirty-one years old—lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.

I struggled with part of this book only because the complacency of the characters bothered me. I love a good rebellion. However that wasn’t what this book was about. Slow paced but never boring I think this is an important read for its subject matter. I’d recommend it to anyone who is a fan of reading books that look at our basic human rights and how the world could be if things were only a little different.

Rating: 3.5/5

1 comment:

  1. I am planning to read this book sometime this year. I hope to see the movie as well. I have heard great things about Kazuo Ishiguro. Thanks for your review. It sounds like a unique concept. I hope I will like it when I do read it.