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Offsetting the bizarreness of these revelations is the placid, measured voice of the narrator, Kathy H., a 31-year-old Hailsham alumna who, at the close of the 1990s, is consciously ending one phase of her life and beginning another. She is in a reflective mood, and recounts not only her childhood memories, but her quest in adulthood to find out more about Hailsham and the idealistic women who ran it. Although often poignant, Kathy's matter-of-fact narration blunts the sharper emotional effects you might expect in a novel that deals with illness, self-sacrifice, and the severe restriction of personal freedoms. As in Ishiguro's best-known work, The Remains of the Day, only after closing the book do you absorb the magnitude of what his characters endure. --Regina Marler
This is a story of the beautiful characters.
For most of the novel, I admit, I became restless as many of the characters were not very interesting and not much happend in way of major plot development.
Having just finished reading the book Never Let Me Go, I cannot stop thinking about the characters or the book's theme.
As much as I wanted to like this book - I really didn't. Sure, it was well written, but just incredibly depressing that I wanted to curl up under the covers in sorrow. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Anushka Mangharam
It is a interesting book! I really enjoyed it! It makes you think about the world and "what if" questions.Published 1 day ago by Helen
Interesting story. I was driven to finish wanting to know how it would end. The reading was difficult of me. Didn't enjoy the style.Published 2 days ago by Keri H. Norcross
Kazuo Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO is speculative fiction at its best. Ishiguro contemplates an alternate reality where clones are raised for spare parts. Do I hear groaning? Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert August
Entertaining, teen book with a little bit of mystery and drama. A bunch of chapters so you can organize really well and stop reading at good moments. Like it!Published 6 days ago by jorge
I fear my opinion may be unpopular, but it is honest - I barely got through this book. I just didn't like it, not the story, not the characters and especially not the way it was... Read morePublished 7 days ago by karen barone
A haunting and subtly powerful read, eloquently written, its harrowing indictment of humanity is an understated whisper at the end. Read morePublished 9 days ago by AnnaK