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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.
I could not get threw this book. The plot is small and the story line is totally predictable. So many things where left unexplained that had to do with the actions of charicters . Read morePublished 2 days ago by chelsea
Made me very sad for these people. Not a happy book by any means.....very deep and impressive.Published 9 days ago by sassystuff
Great concept, but the story never went anywhere. The plot took a while to get moving and then the book ended. This definitely felt like book one of three.Published 15 days ago by holly cleveland
I did not look at the reviews until reading the book. I simply agree with all the 5 star reviews. I love the book and recommend it to anyone who reads.Published 16 days ago by DaisyFrog
Such an odd topic - kept me interested to find out what happens - but too many unimportant detailsPublished 18 days ago by Michelle B