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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Jul 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in July, 2010

There's that scene in Good Will Hunting where Will, caught in a lie about his past, yells to Skylar that she's not interested in knowing his true past - in particular, that as a foster child he'd been abused and neglected. Of course it's the not the past in of itself that presents a problem for Will. It's what the past says about Will that worries Will. Or, better yet, what Will thinks the past says about Will that worries Will. Got that? This scene provokes the audience to ask a series of questions: How do we define who we are if not by the past? How is it we go about forming an identity? Why do we need to form an identity?

In Kazuo's Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, the audience is confronted with these questions in a completely unexpected way.


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