Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review - Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
I think this one is one of my all time favourite as much as I can remember. The ending sequence is the most moving. But the whole book read like a conversation with the character. So well written.
What I found most amazing about this book was the gloom and the air of forbidding that lingered on you as you read it. The description of Hailsham, the school, was cheery enough and normal enough, but you always always felt an air of doom.. As though all the English-ness, all the good happy memories were just the unnerving quiet before the storm…
The characters were extremely believable, as real as a person I know, as human as my good friends going through a morose phase in his/her life..
Instant five stars

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