Sunday, 15 April 2012

Never Let Me Go

***Spoiler alert***

Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How far would we go to cure humanity of cancer, heart disease and the need for organ donation?

One of the reasons for reading Never Let Me Go is that it allows the reader to imagine a world where cloning is possible and examine the ethics of such an achievement.

Another reason for reading Never Let Me Go is that it is a beautifully written story and creation of character. The voice of the narrator, Kathy H, is pitch perfect; the plot skillfully weaves her thoughts, past and present. The novel proves what The Gallery (in the story) tried to do: The clones have souls.

Ishiguro seems to write novels of regret and there is a sober sense to this story since there is an inability or reluctance to change one’s fate.

This novel was selected by the Brampton Library’s Teen Council as its choice for The Battle of the Books.

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