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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Jun 14, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 07 to 13, 2011

** spoiler alert ** When I finished this book yesterday, my husband asked me how it was and the first word I came up with was "Haunting." It's written in a deceptively simple style with this sort of ominious undercurrent. Take the first few sentences:

"My name is Kathy H. I'm thirty-one years old, and I've been a carer now for over eleven years. That sounds long enough, I know, but actually they want me to go on for another eight months, until the end of the year."

So naturally your spidey senses are tingling that something is weird in what develops into a dystopia where children are cloned and raised for their organs, which they donate one at a time until they "complete"/die. But against this backdrop, Ishiguro explores themes of love, friendship, innocence, betrayal, and whether ignorance is bliss. I have no idea how they made a movie out of it.

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message 1: by Kelli (new)

Kelli Marko Have you seen this movie? It really upset me - like for weeks. Good luck!

message 2: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen Yikes! No, I didn't, because I wanted to read the book first (ridiculous that I'm just reading it now). So far I really like it. Oh boy...

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