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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 text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Having just finished reading the book Never Let Me Go, I cannot stop thinking about the characters or the book's theme.
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.
I really wanted to like this book, but when I kept waiting for something that never happened, it got to be a bit of a letdown.
Heard so many good things about this book, but I was so bored while reading it. It starts way too slow, and relies on a good voice (rather than plot build up) to keep the reader... Read morePublished 1 day ago by K. Liang
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 2 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 3 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 5 days ago by AnnaK
Kazuo Hishiguro has received so much praise that he has almost been elevated to a special category of author somewhere above even the best of the best. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle User
Really a good story. We had to read it for class and it was the first book I truly enjoyed reading in class. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Michael Connolly
Such a strange book.... Till the end it was difficult to get the point, but at the end, it's just sadPublished 14 days ago by AnnaAlex