Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

fiction literary science fiction reflective slow-paced

304 pages | first published 2005

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English coun...
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Moods

reflective 74%
emotional 65%
sad 62%
dark 54%
mysterious 47%
challenging 22%
tense 12%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 4%
adventurous 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85