‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Since I work from home these days I tend to have more time for reading, last night I finished my third book this month. So I thought I’d start sharing what I’m reading as some of you have expressed an interest. The book in question I finished last night was called Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

The way I’d describe the book is a drama set in a science fiction. The book is set in a modern day world and follows the lives of a group of children who attended a private school called Hailsham. The book is broken into three pieces; their growing up at Hailsham, their move to The Cottage and then life after both. What’s interesting is that the book is told in the present day, as the main character, Kathy H., tells the story through memories of the place they grew up in.

It’s these bits and pieces of memories that really make the book interesting and Kazuo Ishiguro such a skillful writer. You’re basically fed tiny pieces of information throughout, much like the kids in the book are, and you start to realize that something is different about these kids. More and more of these secrets start to become revealed, revealing a much larger scope to everything.

Writing book reviews is hard. I don’t want to tell you too much and ruin it but I want you to realize that this is a really great book as well. It’s also being turned into a movie which is going to be directed by Mark Romanek, who is an incredible director.


November 12, 2009 / By