Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages: 304


In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout w...

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Isla Scott

I found this to be quite a mysterious read. It has the feel of a dystopian thriller of sorts and as more details were revealed, I found myself both more confused and curious as to what sort of world (or moreso Britain) this tale was set in. The characters are interesting and the setting mysterious - it had a bit of a feel of The Handmaids Tale about it. Sex is mentioned but I wouldn't say its overly graphic (in an unnecessary sense). It does make for some uncomfortable reading at times and I'm left wondering what it was that I read, as at the end I don't feel I understood everything but in a way that somehow appeals to me, due to the (as I say) mysterious feel it has.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Never Let Me Go

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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