Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

288 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction dystopian literary science fiction emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, ...

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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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