Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1888996935 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcontowing of Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on 2/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
“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.”

I've bought it a time ago, but didn't have the time to get to it and didn't register it also. Now that I started it, I felt it was time I did so... will come back to journal it, as soon as I'm through with it.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, February 23, 2007
Well, I can’t say I wasn’t surprised! Never expected this to be a sort of sci-fi kind of book. Being so, I never would have expected to like it as indeed I did! But to be true, I guess it feels like it should fit into the science fiction genre but really doesn't...

I felt this is a sad and disturbing but very insightful book. The subtle language of the novel draws you in so you don't notice how powerful the story is. Also because it withholds information from the reader very effectively and you just get pulled along a journey with the characters and when the book ends, you're left with it in your head. In fact, it's a small, intimate story of friendship and feelings, but it is set in a huge, appalling reality that defines the whole thing, without ever being addressed.

An excellent story that kept reminding me of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, by Atwood, though not as brilliant...

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