Never let me go
Book - 2005 Fiction / Ishiguro, Kazuo, Adult Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Ishiguro, Kazuo None on shelf 24 requests on 4 copies
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Page-turner at first, contemplative later
submitted by pkooger on May 7, 2011, 1:51pm
I wish reviews of the book had not given away its premise before I could read it, because what I enjoyed most was piecing together the mystery of who the students are and where they come from. The first half of the book was riveting, and I couldn’t put it down. The second half of the book was not nearly as much of a page-turner to me. This story is sort of about love among captives. I wanted the author to focus on questions of freedom and human rights. The author wanted to focus on love and mortality.
Never Let Me Go is a powerful book in a quiet sort of way, but don’t expect it to be more than tangentially related to science-fiction.
Couldn't put it down submitted by crazyspaz13 on July 12, 2018, 1:52pm I loved this book. It was like reading The Sixth Sense. The more you read, the more you actually figure out what's going on! Absolutely couldn't put it down.
Classic submitted by blue77rose on July 19, 2018, 8:22pm This is one of my all time favorites. I highly recommend it. I’ve read it twice and would read it again. Story has wonderful twist.
Pretty good submitted by zmclaugh on July 27, 2018, 11:22am A fascinating concept and a riveting read. I did, however, sometimes find the characters lacking in emotional depth. I'm left wondering if that was the point. I do recommend reading this at least once.
Suspenseful submitted by kferguson on July 22, 2019, 9:51pm Very well written by a Nobel Prize and Booker Prize winner
Overrated submitted by redwood on August 3, 2019, 9:28pm Everyone loves this book, but the prose drags and it's a little underwhelming for me.
submitted by bfields on June 26, 2020, 8:13am
Apparently it doesn't affect everyone this way, but this book left me in a funk that lingered for days. For my mental health, I don't think I'll read it again.
To me it's a horror novel where the lurking monster, hinted at, then only really shown at the end, is our own mortality.
Elegiac, Deceptively Lovely
submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 20, 2020, 12:00pm
This passionate and seductive love story is riveting from the first page to the last. The narrative is simple, conversational with not too many characters to follow. The overshadowing ideas within the story are shrouded, yet gradually become more apparent. However, "the final reveal" suggests many more questions linger after the final page is turned.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Year Published: 2005
Description: 288 p.
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