Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

A professional “carer” recalls her idyllic school days, which mask a horror that she and her friends “know but don’t know.”

Never Let Me Go is one of my favorite all-time books, and this is the third time I’ve read it. Big life upheavals, like having a baby, always send me back to books I know I’ll enjoy, as a way to comfort myself through a major life transition. If you’ve read it, you’ll know that it’s a strange one to read while holding a brand new baby–and I hope that’s enough to tantalize anyone who hasn’t had a chance to read it.

6 thoughts on “Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro”

  1. That is a tantalizing tidbit! (My only time to read post-baby was while bottle feeding her. Talk about a juggling act!)

    Anyway, I knew I recognized the author’s name, but I couldn’t place it until I saw “Remains of the Day.” Sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This book shook me up when I read it last year, but now I can’t entirely recall why. It wasn’t the concept so much as the way the characters treated each other. I felt vaguely angry when I closed the book.

  3. I liked Remains of the Day much better, but I can’t recall it very well either. Something about his books – I read them in a sort of dreamy state and then the actual plot just escapes my mind, leaving only an overall impression.

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