Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400078776 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 1/22/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, January 22, 2007
Book Description
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day


Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 17, 2011
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!!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 26, 2011
Reading now!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 03, 2011
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy go to a special school that's on for kids like them. They live there and learn there and, in many ways, they are like normal teenagers. But some things don't seem to make much sense to those three and as they slowly start to peel away the layers, they learn more about what their future is going to be like. As they learn about their future, they also need to go through regular teenage problems, like betrayal, gossip, and sex.

Years later, Kathy meets up with Ruth and Tommy to re-live some of their good times together and some of their more passionate arguments. They still have a lot of questions about what happened while they were at school and what's still to happen to them in the future.

This book is a very subtle science fiction. The way Ishiguro presented the more science fiction elements of this book were slipped in to the book like they were no big deal and as if they are secondary elements to the story. Not only were these elements the odder parts of the story but they were also the twists in the story and I don't recall ever having read a book where the author is so nonchalant about the twists of his story.

One thing I never understood about the book is why the characters just accept their fate. Why don't some of them run away? Some of them would dream of running off to the USA and becoming actors. Why didn't they try? Also, why did Kathy put up with Ruth all that time? I would have given up with her and found other friends.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 10, 2011
This book is back with me!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
mailed to WestofMars as a RABCK payback

Journal Entry 7 by WestofMars at Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
What a surprise! Thanks, babe!

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