Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

282 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction dystopian literary science fiction emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her att...

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Community Reviews Summary of 60,666 reviews

Moods

reflective 72%
emotional 67%
sad 65%
dark 55%
mysterious 46%
challenging 23%
tense 13%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 4%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 43%
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: 47% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 27% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.86

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