REVIEW: Never Let Me Go
This book is not for the squeamish, but I highly recommend it.
I found the narrator, Kathy H., and her friends Tommy and
Ruth, authentic and endearing, even though Ruth was somewhat a mean girl. They
grew up at Hailsham, a boarding school somewhere in an alternate reality
English countryside. Kathy reminisces about their school days, and there is
something a bit off about their experiences and the way they understand their
lives. It is what is in store for the students after Hailsham that caused me so
much discomfort. Such a sad story and a hard novel to read. It is no wonder
Ishiguro won a Nobel Prize in literature. His writing gets to me in a very
personal way, makes me feel all the emotions.
This was a rereading of one of my favourite books. I received a free copy of this edition of Never Let Me Go from NetGalley and Faber Books in exchange for my review.