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Download Epub Format ✓ Never Let Me Go PDF by ✓ Kazuo Ishiguro I m always excited when I run across a novel that is, so far as I can tell, essentially perfect Never Let Me Go is one of those There is not a single thing wrong with this book Ishiguro is a master craftsman and it shows here.
The novel s characterizations are pitch perfect Its narrative flow reveals things in exactly the right order Mystery is preserved until it no longer matters and then, under the light of revelation, we discover the mystery was never the thing that mattered Ishiguro plays with the reader as he unfolds his exploration of what it means to live but never does so unfairly or at the expense of his characters right to dignity and reality a right that he very much does grant his characters Never Let Me Go is narrated from nearly a decade before its publication As Kathy quietly reminisces from her vantage in Imagine a restaurant, London, mid 2003.
Publisher Hey, K, we need another novel and we need it quick.
K I know, I know.
Publisher Another Remains of the Day Something Hollywood can turn into a hit.
K I m working on it.
Publisher Any ideas K Well, I ve been reading some Jonathan Swift.
Publisher Who K You know, Gulliver s Travels.
Publisher Oh, yeah, Jack Black It s in pre production.
K Well, he had a modest proposal about how to stop the children of the poor being a burden Publisher I m with you, yep, delinquents, sounds good.
K he wanted to stop them being a burden to their parents Publisher Yep, with you.
K and the Country.
Publisher Yep, a Thatcherite angle, I think it s Maggie s time again.
K Anyway, he had this idea that you could kill two birds with one stone you could end the kids misery and the poverty of their parents at th From The Booker Prize Winning Author Of The Remains Of The Day And When We Were Orphans, Comes An Unforgettable Edge Of Your Seat Mystery That Is At Once Heartbreakingly Tender And Morally Courageous About What It Means To Be HumanHailsham Seems Like A Pleasant English Boarding School, Far From The Influences Of The City Its Students Are Well Tended And Supported, Trained In Art And Literature, And Become Just The Sort Of People The World Wants Them To Be But, Curiously, They Are Taught Nothing Of The Outside World And Are Allowed Little Contact With ItWithin The Grounds Of Hailsham, Kathy Grows From Schoolgirl To Young Woman, But It S Only When She And Her Friends Ruth And Tommy Leave The Safe Grounds Of The School As They Always Knew They Would That They Realize The Full Truth Of What Hailsham Is Never Let Me Go Breaks Through The Boundaries Of The Literary Novel It Is A Gripping Mystery, A Beautiful Love Story, And Also A Scathing Critique Of Human Arrogance And A Moral Examination Of How We Treat The Vulnerable And Different In Our Society In Exploring The Themes Of Memory And The Impact Of The Past, Ishiguro Takes On The Idea Of A Possible Future To Create His Most Moving And Powerful Book To Date Ah, f kin British writers My inclination to adore everyone from Evelyn Waugh to Charles Dickens, from Alex Garland to Zadie Smith seems very ingrained DEEP inside me, primordial, there must be SOME bloody reason why I find most English fiction so alluring I think it has mostly to do with mood.
The best book I ve read all year though not including Graham Greene s The Quiet American is about a microsociety of students in a boarding school hybrid named Hailsham While there they do rounds and rounds of arts and crafts and come of age together, grow up, yet there is something so not right with their seclusion and it takes page upon page to discover why it is that they are there It is horrific, it is bizarre, this secret is handled with so much craft that it is indeed this attribute that marks this outstanding quite bruta I had this book on my TBR shelf for years without realizing that it was essentially dystopian science fiction.
The main character is a woman in her early thirties reflecting back on her life as a child at a private school in England Kids in the school grew up in an isolated but almost idyllic setting not knowing their parents but realizing somehow they were special After finishing school they live together in small groups in cottages before heading out into the world on their own The story is set in the late 1990 s.
From the very first page we learn something is not right just from the language We read that they have become carers and donors their teachers are called guardians and later in the story a group goes out to lo Let me start by saying that my review might contain some plot spoilers However I personally don t think that knowing the plot in advance will in any way diminish the enjoyment of this story The beauty of this book is not in the plot, but in its execution.
Another friendly warning Never Let Me Go is for some reason often classified as science fiction This is why so many readers end up disappointed I think This novel is literary fiction at its finest So if you look down on literary fiction and consider books written by authors like Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, and Jose Saramago pretentious, this is not a story for you.
Now to the novel itself Kathy, now 31, is a former student of an English boarding school Hailsham Hailsham is a school for kids with special purpose All education in this school is geared towards conditioning its student to accept t You know those random stock characters in sci fi action movies, the ones who never get names or any lines They re always spending their precious few minutes of screen time getting shoved out of the way as the hero hurtles desperately down a hallway, or watching from a safe distance as a climactic fight goes on, or diving out of the way whenever a murderous cyborg smashes through their office window Have you ever wondered what those people s lives were like Have you ever thought to yourself, Man, this movie s interesting and all, but I want to know about that guy who owned the hotel where Sarah Conner hid from the Terminator I bet he leads a fascinating life believe me, he doesn t Imagine if someone decided to write a book about this kind of person The result is Never Let Me Go semi spoilers ahoy, you ve been warned So t I had previously avoided this book, having heard it referred to as British science fiction And when I hear British science fiction, I think of Dr Who Then I think about all those childhood snuff film fantasies where Captain Kirk zaps him Phasers set to kill, dammit Inter dimensional traveling dandies in phone booths are the exception to Federation regulations What is it about the British, anyway A phone booth That s Superman s bag, baby Superhero envy much The sun may have never set on the British Empire, but we Yankees have a guy who can fly faster than the speed of light But then I found myself alone in a big bookstore in a big city trying to divine what the angelic face on the book s cover was looking askance at itself manipulated, no doubt, like the fictional clones whose story it was fashioned to sell and thinking of Kurosawa s definition
I can see Never Let Me Go being great for book clubs because it will generate a lot of discussion.
That being said, I didn t care for the book, for a couple of different reasons The writing style is very conversational very much like you re having a discussion with the protagonist The thing that annoyed me the most about this was the fact that the things that happened so bob and I went walking to the store and we had a fight about the tree at school and then the writer would tell you about the tree and why it was significant, then tell you about the fight This sort of device is interesting the first few times you see it, but it started to annoy me over time Maybe because I talk like that, and get off into tangents and anecdotes.
Also, at the heart of the store is the purpose fate of the main characters I get the impression that the author wanted to drop clues about it, and then reveal It s very important, if you re intending to read this book, that you don t read any reviews or listen to any talk about it first I had no idea what this book was about before I read it and the blurb gives you a very different impression, actually and so I slipped easily into a story that was as engrossing as it was revealing.
If you know something about what to expect, though, I don t think you ll enjoy it nearly as much It s a bit like an art installation that requires audience participation you have to do your bit, too, to make it work, so it makes sense, so it tells the story it was meant to tell Keep yourself in the dark, that s my advice Because of this, there s no point in writing an actual review.