Saturday, November 13, 2010

Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ruth, Tommy and Kathy were raised in an isolated boarding school in the countryside. Now, several years later, Kathy questions whether or not her childhood was as ideal as it seemed.

Such a heart-breaking novel. I give this four stars not so much because it is my favorite book ever, but out of admiration for the author. Ishiguro has envisioned a world where some people have been created for a certain purpose and nothing more. The way that he wrote this book is deliberately vague, revealing the plot layer by layer, creating an urgency to read and finish. This is a hard review to write without giving too much away, suffice it to say, the writing is excellent, the tone of the novel is quite grey and bland which fits exactly what it should be and the characters are admirable. I look forward to discovering more about this author's other works.

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