Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go is the acclaimed bestseller by Kazuo Ishiguro, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant. Now a major film adaptation starring Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan.
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Shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize
Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go 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.
‘A feat of imaginative sympathy.’ New York Times
What readers are saying:
‘A book I will return to again and again, and one that keeps me thinking even after finishing it. 5/5 stars’
‘I loved it, every single word of it.’
‘It took me wholly by surprise.’
Masterly… A novel with piercing questions about humanity and humaneness.
A brilliantly executed book by a master craftsman who has chosen a difficult subject: ourselves, seen through a glass, darkly.
A page-turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish.
A clear frontrunner to be the year’s most extraordinary novel.
A wonderful novel, the best Ishiguro has written since The Remains of the Day.
Brilliant… The most exact and affecting of his novels to date.
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