Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

304 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction dystopian literary science fiction emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love. As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a...

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Community Reviews Summary of 70,841 reviews

Moods

reflective 71%
emotional 67%
sad 65%
dark 54%
mysterious 46%
challenging 23%
tense 13%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 4%
inspiring 3%
funny 1%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 42%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 69% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 28% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.86

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