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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Nov 02, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone
Read in November, 2007

The author did an impressive job revealing the naiveté of youth. He did an excellent job interjecting a sci-fi topic into the natural process of how the world is revealed to or discovered by a child or group of children as they get older. Realistically, children/ adolescents/ people do make up stories to fill in gaps in knowledge. Since the world is only comprised of what you know, what you are told, and what you imagine or discover as a child, his treatment of what we would perceive as a horrifying topic seems completely normal in their context, because to them, it was normal.

The book reminded me of how I once believed in Santa. I still remember my older brother and his friends talking about Santa and joking in a knowing way. My mother was making efforts to hush them up before I could ascertain what they meant. Only later, once I knew the truth, could I understand what all the clues together had meant.


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