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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.
Interesting, but ultimately kind of depressing. I feel like calling this "Science Fiction" is misleading.Published 1 day 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 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
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 5 days ago by chelsea
Made me very sad for these people. Not a happy book by any means.....very deep and impressive.Published 12 days ago by sassystuff