‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is just my second Ishiguro’s novel. After a memorable book, such as Remains of the Day, it is hard for any writer to live up to the expectations to their readers. Never Let Me Go is a novel that puzzles from the title to the the last page. It starts in a way that even makes you question if the meaning of a common word is really the one you have always known and taken for granted.

The story is quite surreal but it does not really matter because what is behind the plot is much more and this is exactly the writer’s story-telling skills and his ability to make us connect with the characters. It’s unsettling, disturbing and hauntly humane.

Ishiguro, K. (2005) Never Let Me Go. London: Faber and Faber.