Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Hailsham 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 it.

Within 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.

Title:Never Let Me Go
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781400078776
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    Never Let Me Go Reviews

  • Trevor

    It is a pity that people are told this is a science fiction book before they read it. I feel the least interesting thing about it is that it is science fiction. I mean this in much the same way that t...

  • Michelle

    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 ...

  • Shannon

    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 blur...

  • Fabian

    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 (VERY DEEP) inside me, primordial, & there must...

  • Tatiana

    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 beau...

  • Ian

    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 ...

  • Jim Fonseca

    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...

  • Madeline

    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 w...

  • Sean Barrs

    The thing I enjoy most about Ishiguro’s writing is the sheer level of depth he gets into his characters; he captures all the intensity of real emotions whether they are self-serving or destructive. ...

  • Esteban del Mal

    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 ...