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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.
Loved this book so much. Read paperback long ago & couldn't find so I also downloaded to my Kindle so I can read again and again ...Published 2 days ago by roxz
This was a book I read in my book group. A couple of us agreed that it was just simple. Not one of those books with big questions that were portrayed in an adolescent milieu. Read morePublished 5 days ago by RoseAnn Johnson
Kids grow up in a weird school and are sent out into the world with misperceptions, misunderstandings and myths about how things really work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mark
Beautiful and disturbing at the same time. I found this book on a "Best books of the last decade-List" and found the plot intriguing. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Elisabeth Bohlmann
A beautiful love story about people who understand without knowing the truths about humanity and love and caring, as we all move toward the end. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kate
Different than the movie but very good. They are almost like the same stories with different narrators. Hard to get into if you have seen the movie firstPublished 12 days ago by Helen A. Barnes