My Favorite Books #6: Never Let Me Go


Title: Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage (2006)

Brief Summary:

Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth grow up in a private boarding school in the countryside of England. They, along with the other orphans here, are told constantly how special they are.

Years later, Kathy meets Tommy and Ruth as an adult and together they learn how they were created to become organ donors. With this revelation, they in turn use the remaining time they have together to make it more meaningful and whether there can be anything done to stay the inevitable.

Why I like it:

  • It’s a science fiction book, but doesn’t read like a science fiction book.
  • It focuses on the relationships of the three major characters rather than the main topic
  • Well, maybe because it doesn’t talk about the main topic of cloning and organ donation, we can think about the repercussions of such things.
  • This book haunted me forever.
  • Books that haunt me (in a good way) are an A+ in my book.
  • It doesn’t rub morality into your face.
  • Instead, it lets you come up with your own conclusions.
  • I like how it meanders but doesn’t take forever doing it. It actually builds up to the main event nicely.
  • The movie also follows suit nicely.

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Books #6: Never Let Me Go”

  1. Hi Ashley, nice to meet you,came over from Bella’s party!

    Yes this would haunt me too, much human trafficking is based on sex or organ donation … some countries you can even buy the organ direct from the living donor
    … it would be too daunting to read as I know it’s real πŸ™‚

    1. Human trafficking is scary, the area I live apparently has a lot of it since two huge highways meet and they can get away fast. Soo sad. I forget about organ trafficking, not talked about so much

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