Sunday, 19 May 2013

Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


You've probably heard of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro before, the book is quite popular and it's also been made into a movie. This book is set in a futuristic Britain, where people are 'bred' to be organ donors. It follows the life of Kathy, one of the donors, through her life. She is now in her thirties and is working as a carer, looking after those who go through the donation process before her turn and she reminisces on her life. All the donors are brought up at a boarding school and they aren't made aware of the whole thing until they are older. I didn't really enjoy this book if I'm honest. I feel like the plot is good and that it had the potential to be a lot better than it was. It took a long time to actually develop. If I'm reading a book that's set in a dystopian style world, then I like everything to be explained quite early on in the book so that I know what's going on. It took about 100 pages for everything to come to light and by then I'd pretty much lost interest. I was talking to Mia about it and she said she liked this because she felt it was a similar feeling to how the teenagers felt in the book when they knew something was up but didn't know what it was exactly. Which I think is a pretty good point but this book just didn't appeal to me personally. All in all this book was ok. I don't regret reading it but at the same time I probably wouldn't read it again.

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