Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Vintage International, 2006, 288 pages)
I just randomly picked this book up. I didn’t really know what to expect but Ishiguro wrote Remains of the Day and although I didn’t read that, I really liked the movie.
This book is a very touching look at what makes us human. You think this is about a group of students at a typical English boarding school, Halisham. You soon realize that these are not normal students and that when they leave Halisham they have a job to do for the rest of the world. The characters are so like us but also not like us that it is eerie; the lack of any real resistance to their fate is disturbing. It was very good, but incredibly sad and although it was in the science fiction vein, I could unfortunately see it happening in our bio-ethically challenged world.