Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book Club

Title: Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Rating: 7 out of 10

I can't give too much of a synopsis because I don't want to give too much away (even though I pretty much figured it out within the first 20 pages heh heh..)  But the book is about a group of students at a school and there is a lot of mystery surrounding their situation.  To them though it is more naivete than mystery.  It delves into their relationships with one another and is really mostly about the power of the way we are taught and raised (I considered it to be more than a little political).  And how we only see or believe what we want to.

It is a bit of a slow read because most of the book is written through memories of the lead character, Kathy, but is beautifully written and incredibly thought-provoking.  Ishiguro does an amazing thing with the perspective from which he writes  (via Kathy) in that he makes a deeply sad story seem so ordinary and every-day.  For me, what really happened in the book and how it all came together didn't really settle in until after I had finished and let it settle for a bit and then thought about it from my perspective.  I would recommend it to anyone who loves a deep book.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...