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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.
It is a heartbreaking coming of age story. Beautifully written. It has several temporalities so you know how the story ends from the beginning, but what really drives you to keep... Read morePublished 3 days ago by V. Rodz
Kathy H., the narrator, is a "carer" taking care of various donors. She is very good at being a carer and is lucky enough to be able to choose sometimes which donors she... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jamie W.
I never say this but I liked the movie better. Her writing seemed a little naive or something, but maybe it was suppose to come off that way considering the content of the book.Published 5 days ago by A. Purtell
One of the most boring books I have ever read. With such an interesting story line I thought the dull, slow pace was just leading up to a dramatic climax, but alas it wasn't to be... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kim Moscarda
Interesting, but ultimately kind of depressing. I feel like calling this "Science Fiction" is misleading.Published 7 days ago by Alex Pritchard
Such a disappointing book. I've been on a book reading binge lately, reading about 3 books a week. This is the only book so far that has been a total let down. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kindle Customer