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Never Let Me Go

September 20, 2016

“You say you’re sure? Sure that you’re in love? How can you know it? You think love is so simple? ”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

 

4****

This was my book by Ishiguro, but I have since read The Remains of The Day, and will not stop there. Never Let Me Go is not a book I would ordinarily have been drawn to, but I read it for a lit course, and was instantly absorbed. The characters, the premise, the setting all have something unsettling, something that makes you want to know more, and at the same time, step away.
The novel is very thought-provoking, in that it questions ethics and the morality of cloning, but not only that, it really makes you think about what it is to be human and to be free. I wrote a long paper about this book, so you'll forgive me for keeping the review short, but it really is worth reading, and short as the novel is itself, you have no excuse not to!
By the way, if you've seen the film and found it off-putting, read the book, it is so much deeper and gives you so much more information about the characters.

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