A review by jfield351
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This was a fascinating, well written book. It was just so good. Ishiguro really understands human psyche and behaviour, and childhood. It was deeply intriguing and mysterious. The audience finds out things as if they are growing up as a child at Hailsham themselves. I’m not sure if the part that
Spoiler they were clones used for donating vital organs
was supposed to be a secret, i happened to know this all along from a spoiler. Anyways this book was wonderful. Parts 2 and 3 were less interesting than part 1 but it was still a very solid story.

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