Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Never Let Me Go

Double post day!

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a different kind of book. My sister said today “it was subtle and slow, but in a good way.” I agree. Please excuse the brief explanation, the book is better if you realize what is going on as it is slowly revealed to you.

Kathy, the main character, is reminiscing about her school days at Hailsham. There’s some typical friend drama, some not typical friend drama, and some other weird stuff going on. Some of the teachers say mysterious things or act strangely around the students at times. The students at Hailsham are special, and not everyone likes them outside of the school. Once they are done with school, their lives are very different from normal lives.

I enjoyed this book. Again, sorry for the vague description. If you enjoy futuristic novels with interesting moral questions, read this book. I wish I could discuss it more on here without ruining anything, but I can’t. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’m interested in seeing how they handled the book.

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