Never let me go

by Kazou Ishiguro | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by maid-of-kent of Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 2/22/2012
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by maid-of-kent from Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Book donated to bookcrossing.

Journal Entry 2 by maid-of-kent at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, February 24, 2012
On its way to duskiska.

Journal Entry 3 by duskiska at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, March 01, 2012
Yay, thank you so much! I see it cost you an arm and a leg to post this, how generous of you. :)

Journal Entry 4 by duskiska at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, March 19, 2012
I'm sorry to say I was quite disappointed with this. I was expecting a great dystopia and what I got in stead was mainly a regular teen novel with the usual petty rows people have at that age. I feel like this book could have been so much better if the author had concentrated more on the dystopian part of the story.


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I was also really bothered with how the whole donations stuff worked. I mean, why on earth do they let the donors recuperate between donations? Why don't they just take all the organs they need at one time and let them die from one operation? It makes no sense to prolong their suffering when they could just get what they want without causing physical pain. And even if we accept that this society treats people only as a means to better the lives of others, not caring whether they suffer or not, it still doesn't add up. It must cost a fortune to keep them alive for the months they're recovering from the donations. I was also wondering about why they bother to educate the clones when it's clear they won't put that education into use, but at least that part was explained in the end.

Also I was waiting for the children to rebel against their predestined faith. If all that petty bickering was to demonstrate how they're just like other kids their age - as I assume - then why don't they act like normal teenagers do, doing whatever they can to control their own lives? Again I felt this could have been a much better book if it had been thought out differently.

Thank you maid-of-kent for sharing! :)

Journal Entry 5 by duskiska at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, March 19, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (3/20/2012 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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Katiko sent me a suprise book from my wishlist, so now I'll repay that kindness. :)

Journal Entry 6 by katiko at Puumala, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Thursday, March 22, 2012
ylläri-pylläri! (cannot translate, but kind of suprise) - There was no need to send me anything back, but still I'm happy to receive this book! I've read only one book from Ishiguro before, but that impressed me so much I wanted to read more - and added Ishiguro to my wishlist!

Journal Entry 7 by katiko at Puumala, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Saturday, January 30, 2016
Finally I read this. In the beginning the story went on slowly, but there was something which kept me reading on and on. The plot opened little by little and I was more curious what would happen next. The "I" in the story (Kathy) was in many ways annoying with her calmness and flexibility. But, as in other Kazuo Ishiguro books I've read, there was something really hypnotic. So, after reading this book, I'm already missing to be "in the book". I really liked this book.

Journal Entry 8 by katiko at Puumala, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Saturday, August 20, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (8/20/2016 UTC) at Puumala, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland

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Puumalan kirjakemmakat 2016

Journal Entry 9 by wingMecuwing at Puumala, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Monday, August 22, 2016
I took this book at the Kirjakemmakat meet-up in Puumala, last Saturday. I don't think I've read Ishiguro before, so something new is waiting for me.

Journal Entry 10 by wingMecuwing at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, April 28, 2019
"My name is Kathy H. I'm thirty-one years old, and I've been a carer now for over eleven years."

Ishiguro builds the story through Kathy, who is looking back to her life when she's about to move from carer to donor. As she remembers, the reader slowly learns about the world she's living in - and why she exists in the first place.

This didn't quite live up to the hype, I have to say. There's nothing wrong about the book, but somehow I was expecting more. In the end, I wasn't emotionally moved, and I think I'd wanted to be.

Journal Entry 11 by wingMecuwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, May 04, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (5/4/2019 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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The book found a new reader at the meeting in Tampere.

Journal Entry 12 by jonnukka at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, May 04, 2019
Yeah, I took this book. Will see what I will like after reading this.

Journal Entry 13 by jonnukka at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, January 25, 2021
Really weird one. Not my cup of tea. Hopefully someone else gets the point of this....

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