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Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

dylan_mp's review against another edition

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An interesting setting and background plot but the narrator is painful to read. 

moonchild368's review against another edition

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5.0

First read: 7th August 2013
Re-read: 16th November 2018

fish_reads's review against another edition

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4.0

This book really disturbed me. The writing was beautiful, expressive, and rather unusual for the books I tend to read. It was like having a conversation with someone who understands how to take what's in their heart and form in into the perfect words. Reading it felt like floating down a river. That's part of the reason this book was so disturbing. I really connected to the narrator, and the inexorable fates that awaited these characters, these kids that shared tales of their childhoods, their hopes, their schemes with me, really squished my heart.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something that will make them uncomfortable.

sophiesvs's review against another edition

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emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

heregrim's review against another edition

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3.0

It took me 90 or so pages to get into this book. Much of the reason for that has been the cold introduction that the book begins with. It assumes that you already understand the language and information that the main character discusses. I have come to see it as a mental shock to force the reader to think, much in the same way as the shower scene in Psyco where she turns the water on while in the shower. Still through all the heavy topics and the driving story I came to care deeply for the characters and for that I am happy I read it.

simplysimple's review against another edition

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challenging dark hopeful mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

The story in itself was very interesting and engrossing. The start was a little confusing, but if you keep on reading, you will not feel you are missing out on anything big. The ending too,
Spoiler even though not so special or something so mysterious and unexpected
, wasn't too bad. 
Overall, this book is an interesting read and I would recommend it if you are a person who loves romantic sci-fi stuff. 

mayagracebailey's review against another edition

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5.0

this book was so beautiful and nostalgic and reflective-i love ishiguro’s writing style so much and i loved the themes explored in this book about love and memories and life-would give it a 4.75 ⭐️ if i could

hanneroels's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

sakibat's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

stelladafloresta's review against another edition

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mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0