Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

fiction literary science fiction reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2005

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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 74%
emotional 65%
sad 61%
dark 53%
mysterious 47%
challenging 22%
tense 12%
adventurous 4%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 39%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 26% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.85