Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Vintage International, 2006, 288 pages)
Someone had recommended this book to me but I didn’t know what it was about. Due to the mysterious way in which things were revealed, I found it a little confusing at first. However, the deeper I got into the book and was able to piece together the events that were happening, I realized that this book was quite brilliant. There is such emotional depth to the story, through both the characters’ interactions and in the ways they handled the realization of what their purpose was. It was thought-provoking and raised questions about what it means to be human and also what happens when science is not accompanied by ethics. It is a simply told novel that was deep and profound. Definitely worth the read. (Theresa thought so, too!)
Below please find the book summary provided by Amazon:
“From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.
Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day.”