Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

About the book

Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

Reviewed by Wallington Village Reading Group

Slow start didn’t grab you. More interesting towards the end. Very sad. Interesting subject kept you thinking. Written well from a young person’s point of view. Expected some characters to question things – would have made for a better story? Superb, profound, frightening.
Star rating ****

Reviewed by Ems Valley U3A Reading Group

This book provoked a great deal of discussion. Works like ‘horrifying’, ‘frightening’ and ‘dark’ were spoken. All the women said they found it interesting but the men did not like it at all. Someone said they thought it was an awful warning of things that might happen!
Star rating ***

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