Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International)

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day.


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About Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of five previous novels, including The Remains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize and became an international best seller. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 1995 he received an Order of the British Empire for service to literature, and in 1998 was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
 
Published April 5, 2005 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Fiction

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An ambitious scientific experiment wreaks horrendous toll in the Booker-winning British author's disturbingly eloquent sixth novel (after When We Were Orphans, 2000).

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Publishers Weekly

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Like Ishiguro's previous works (The Remains of the Day ; When We Were Orphans ), his sixth novel is so exquisitely observed

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The New York Times

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Kazuo Ishiguro's portrait of adolescence is an oblique and elegiac meditation on mortality and lost innocence.

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The Guardian

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Nothing is more heartbreaking than received wisdom, and Hailsham students, carefully sheltered not just from any real understanding of their fate but from any real understanding of the world in which it will be acted out, have nothing else to go on.

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In this novel, it is not that he does not succeed in developing a real and authentic character, it is perhaps the character herself who is not as insightful as his leading narrators in the past.

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Ruth is one feisty girl she befriends, and Tommy is a boy with a temper, but things lead to Kathy and Tommy being close to each other.

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There is no more apt way to begin a review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s newest novel Never Let Me Go than with a mention of its main character, Kathy H.

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Pajiba

I believed that [this character] would betray [that character] and that [that character], unasked, would forgive [the first character], even help her.

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Curled Up

holds her imaginary baby close and croons “Baby, never let me go,” we get a glimpse of how human frailties, follies and warmth can be found in the most unexpected of places.

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Brothers Judd

... As in Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro presents us with a great conservative novel. Where that earlier effort was reminiscent of George ...

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The Oddness of Moving Things Blog

I’ve always had the plan to read all the Booker prize winning novels, so I’ll definitely read Remains of the Day at some point, but after reading this I’ll have to check out his other work as well.

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Caliber Magazine

We are told on the first page by Kath, the narrator, that she is a “carer” and is on her way to becoming a “donor.” From there, Kath spends most of the novel looking back, telling us about her two closest, but equally tense, friendships with Ruth and Tommy.

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