Fiction · In the Library · Science Fiction · Theresa F

Never Let Me Go | by Kazuo Ishiguro

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.

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