Saturday, July 23, 2011

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. They were taught to be healthy and artistic and told over and over about how special they were.

After many years Kathy is now a carer and Ruth and Tommy have re-entered her life. Their shared past forces them to re-assess their choices and understand their future.

This book is a science fiction but one would hate to totally classify it as such because of the wonderful way in which Ishiguro has written the story. His writing style is calm and conversational which seems to make the telling of this story even more horrific. He uses the same style as in The Remains of the Day.

I just have to interject that with a friend like Ruth, Kathy doesn't need any enemies. What a bitch!

I loved reading the book and the story tends to remain with you for some time. Ishiguro has dealt with some very controversial subjects without the story becoming a political platform. Very thought provoking!!

First Line: "My name is Kathy H."


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