Never Let Me Go review è 104

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Never Let Me Go review è 104 ☆ From the Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans comes an unforgettable edge of your seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be humanHailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school far from the influences of the city IE just the sort of people the world wants them to be But curiously they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with itWithin the grounds of Hailsham Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school as they always knew they would that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is Ne. Ah fkin' British writers My inclination to adore everyone from Evelyn Waugh to Charles Dickens from Alex Garland to Zadie Smith seems very ingrained VERY DEEP inside me primordial there must be SOME bloody reason why I find most English fiction so alluring I think it has mostly to do with mood It may linger deliciouslyThe best book I've read all year though not including Graham Greene's The uiet American is about a microsociety of students in a boarding school hybrid named Hailsham While there they do rounds and rounds of arts and crafts and come of age together grow up yet there is something so not right with their seclusion and it takes page upon page to discover why it is that they are there It is horrific it is bizarre this secret is handled with so much craft that it is indeed this attribute that marks this outstanding uite brutal masterpiece apart from all others There is an incredibly subtle mastery of several different genres here Sci fi meshes impeccably with allegory which is played out in the manner of a Gothic romance Because the characters are trapped in all of this the end result is The Genre Supreme Tragedy I feel so bad for Ruth Tommy especially for Kath the wise but all too frail narrator but at least their petition which is the book's title is true This one is now on the list of all those I cannot let go or do without

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Ver Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel It is a gripping mystery a beautiful love story and also a scathing critiue of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to da. You know those random stock characters in sci fiaction movies the ones who never get names or any lines They're always spending their precious few minutes of screen time getting shoved out of the way as the hero hurtles desperately down a hallway or watching from a safe distance as a climactic fight goes on or diving out of the way whenever a murderous cyborg smashes through their office window Have you ever wondered what those people's lives were like Have you ever thought to yourself Man this movie's interesting and all but I want to know about that guy who owned the hotel where Sarah Conner hid from the Terminator I bet he leads a fascinating life believe me he doesn'tImagine if someone decided to write a book about this kind of person The result is Never Let Me Go semi spoilers ahoy you've been warned So the book is about a sort of alternate universe England where people are cloned and the resulting kids are raised in isolated boarding schools spending all their time painting and playing sports and getting vague hints about how when they get older they'll have to make donations We learn eventually and with no drama whatsoever that these kids were created specifically as future organ donors and that's all they're meant for Ishiguro introduces us to Kathy the narrator and her friends who lived at one of these schools with her Ruth and Tommy As I said we gradually and laboriously learn about the school's real purpose but it seems almost like a subplot because the majority of the book is just Kathy nattering on about her school and how she and Ruth got into a fight this one time and also she had a crush on Tommy but he and Ruth were dating so Kathy had sex with some other random guys and oh my god can we get back to the organ donor thing Seriously the whole book is like that we get the sense that there's some creepy futuristic stuff going on in the background but our protagonists don't care because they're too busy telling us about that one time Kathy lost her favorite cassette tape and it was very upsetting Even when it seems like a plot's about to start it's always a false alarm The trip to a nearby town that the three characters take to find a woman they think may be Ruth's possible a person she may have been cloned from doesn't pan out and we realize that the real point of the trip was an attempt to convince the reader that Tommy and Kathy have some sort of romantic attraction to each other Ruth's possible and everything it might have meant is abandoned so that Ishiguro can have another chance to demonstrate his astonishing inability to create any kind of chemistry between two characters And the end Without giving anything away I'll just say that Kathy and Tommy finally get all the answers about their school and what was actually going on and they respond bygoing about their lives in the exact same way as before I mean good God Even though this is supposed to be some sort of intellectual science fiction I don't care There's cloning and dystopian undertones; ergo it is sci fi And I like my sci fi loud shiny and dramatic with lots of explosions and computers that talk There's a reason Harry Potter starts when he gets his Hogwarts letter folks Because no one wants to hear about ordinary people being ordinary that's kind of the whole point of fiction

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Never Let Me GoFrom the Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans comes an unforgettable edge of your seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be humanHailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school far from the influences of the city Its students are well tended and supported trained in art and literature and becom. It is a pity that people are told this is a science fiction book before they read it I feel the least interesting thing about it is that it is science fiction I mean this in much the same way that the least interesting thing one could say about 1984 is that it is science fiction As a piece of literature I enjoyed it much than Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and even than Huxley's Brave New World The themes that make this book most interesting are to do with the social alienation of groups of people on the basis of inherited genetic characteristics In fact as a critiue of racism this book is utterly brilliant Those being racially alienated are genetically identical they are in fact clones to those attacking themPlato believed those 'in the know' should tell lies to those 'who do not know' so as to protect them from the all too horrible truths about life I have always hated this aspect of Plato always finding it grotesue and frightening in its implications Those implications are drawn out in all their disturbing horror here This book has much to say about the nature of 'illness' and how those inflicted with an 'illness' use the scars of that illness as the badges of truly belonging to the group So that those 'less advanced' in the ravages of the illness don't really know or really belong to the group As a portrait of victims adopting to being victims it says much about us as humans thoughtful readers may find it says far too much I write this on World Aids DayIshiguro writes the most nightmarish novels I've ever read In others such as The Unconsoled or When We Were Orphans the nightmare feeling is due to the dreamlike oddity of the interconnection of events in the story One reads these books in much the same way that one wakes from a disturbing dream with feelings of disorientation and anxiety Even though this is the most literal 'nightmare book' of his I have read the world he creates being literally a nightmare and made all the worse by being set in the recent past it is a book totally lacking in that strange dreamlike uality so characteristic of these other novels In this sense it seemed less of a nightmare than these others If you struggled with these you will not struggle with this in uite the same wayHe also has fascinating and uite painful things to say about the nature of love and how love has a proper time a time that may be lost or missed As someone who has loved lost and missed I found this particularly challenging The relationship between sex and love and illness is perhaps something people may find simply too much not because this is handled in any way that is too explicit but because I do believe we like to think that sex as a manifestation of love has curative and redemptive powers A book that uestions this uestions something we hold very dear and some readers may find this too much to askThis is also a book about betrayal The betrayals we commit against those we love the most and yet that we barely can understand or explain after we have committed them these are constant throughout the book He is a writer all too aware of the human condition The scene which gives the book its title is a wonderful example of the near impossibility of our being understood by others and yet our endless desire for just such an understandingThere is nothing easy about reading this book although it is written in the simplest of prose It has an honesty of feeling that brands one's soulI loved this book and have thought about it a lot since I finished reading it and will think about it There is much I would like to say but there is no space May we all be good carers before we complete