Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

First sentence:

"My name is Kathy H."


"In one of the most acclaimed and strange novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, "Never Let Me Go" hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, "Never Let Me Go" is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life."

My thoughts:

Interesting book. I sometimes wondered at first how much Kathy, Ruth and Tommy knew about their futures, but when it became clear how much they knew, I then wondered why they accepted it. Definitely a book to make one think.

Date read: 7/2/2007
Book #: 56
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0571224121
ISBN-13: 9780571224128
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd
Year: 2005
# of Pages: 263
Binding: Trade paperback
LibraryThing Page

1 comment:

3M said...

I have this one on my list for the Dystopian Challenge.