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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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May 06, 10

bookshelves: contemporary-lit
Read from April 27 to May 06, 2010

This book was not at all what I expected, but it really is such an amazingly crafted novel. I loved how it seemed to be about such ordinary events that actually held so much meaning once you understood the point of the story. Even such things as the characters' sexual desires and activities, which would perhaps be commonplace in the lives of an ordinary teenager, become filled with meaning by the end of the book.

The other great thing about this book is that for all its serious themes, it was a swift read and never got boring, despite the "everyday" feel to the events along the way. It almost gave the book an eerie feeling. I was strongly reminded of Orwell's "1984" throughout this book and I wonder if that's what Ishiguro was going for. I really look forward to reading another one of his novels.
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