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Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
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Publisher Description

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic.

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.

710 Reviews

Loudly Crying Face“All the negative reviews of this book are so interesting to me…”it was boring”, “I wanted more for Kathy and Tommy”, “Ruth made me mad”, “the characters were flat”, like exactly, EXACTLY. This is a tragedy in the truest sense; it was doomed from the beginning. Everyone is dead before they’re even born. The “twists” aren’t there to shock and appall, they’re there to cement the dread, that none of this matters, that these people never get a chance to even BE people. It’s a masterwork.”
Believable charactersBeautifully writtenBeautiful settingDark settingComing of ageHeartbreaking
Anxious Face with sweat“It still haunts me tears later..”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal charactersBeautifully writtenConversationalHeartbreakingMind-bendingBeautiful settingImmersive settingEnlightening
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“oh my god. This book tore me apart in a slow, unexpected way. During the early pages, I couldn’t understand what was so important about their childhood. It hits you hard, how important memories are. What a profound, melancholic story about love and the passing of time.”
Believable charactersBeautifully writtenHeartbreakingCreative settingDarkMoving
Thinking Face“This is the second book I've read by Ishiguro - the first being my recent read of Clara and the Sun. I am grateful for the context of his tone and style of writing, as I saw much the same pace/tone in this book (without this perspective, I might have been even more disappointed with NLMG).”
Coming of ageUnsatisfying ending
Loudly Crying Face“A genre-bending marvel of a book. An absolutely gorgeous novel that will break your heart.”
Original charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveHeartbreakingTwistyUnpredictableBeautiful settingDescriptiveComing of ageThought-provoking

About Kazuo Ishiguro

KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both made into acclaimed films, have sold millions of copies worldwide. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

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