Never Let Me Go
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.
Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynnB - LibraryThing
I´m not a fan of this kind of speculative fiction. That said, the book is well written and I found I cared about the characters, which is usually a challenge for me in this kind of book. The themes in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
This book starts out with the narrator Kathy reminiscing about her schooldays in a boarding school, and nothing is initially out of the ordinary, but gradually a sense of unease creeps over the ... Read full review