Title / Never Let Me Go
Author / Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication Date / 2005
Page no. / 282
Overall Rating / ★★★★★
It’s one of my all time favourite books, which I know isn’t a reason in itself to read it, but I’m going to pretend it is. I will take every opportunity to recommend this book. I read it for the first time back at secondary school and it remains one of my favourites.
I’m not going to go into any details of the plot, since I think this is the type of book where it’s best to go in blind; just know that the story and characters will pull you in from the very beginning.
The characters are all so well written and I love Kathy as a protagonist. As always with Ishiguro’s books, Kathy is an unreliable narrator and this adds such an interesting layer to the story.
At it’s heart this is quite a simple story but it really delves into the complexity of human beings and the world we live in. The main concept is a very interesting one too, especially considering our evolving medical capabilities.
Ishiguro’s writing is fantastic and will pull you in from the very beginning. It can be described as quite simple, but he weaves many layers and depth into his characters and story.