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Never Let Me Go

2006 . Fiction, Literary . Kazuo Ishiguro

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545K total

About the book

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. 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, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date. "From the Hardcover edition.

Year:

2006

Language:

English

Publisher:

Vintage International

Pages:

288

ISBN:

1400078776 (ISBN13: 9781400078776)

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Reviews

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Elliot C image

5 months ago

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I love the premise and totally understand why it won so many accolades. Ishiguro is quite the storyteller, and tells “big” stories through more focused nuances and experiences. I found it to be such a slow burn that I kept putting it down, which killed the momentum for me. Obviously has some amazing qualities, but if you’re looking for a page-turner, this probably isn’t it.

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Caroline Stadsbjerg

1 year ago

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Synes den var fin nok gennem hele bogen - men slutningen hævede niveauet og fik ram på mig. Der er hele tiden en ildevarslende virkelighed, som vi kun får glimt af, og det bliver man ved med at være nysgerrig på.

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