Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ashley's December Pick: Never Let Me Go


Title: Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Year Published: 2005

Synopsis: From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special — and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day.

Why?: I've had several people tell me to read this book, so I figure it's about time I got around to it. Plus, from reading about it, some aspects are kind of creepy, for lack of a better word, and that's fitting my theme for the past few months.

Expectations: I expect this to be an excellent book, filled with mystery and tons of questions, some of which may even be left unanswered. I also expect it to be fairly deep - more adult fiction than YA.

Judging a book by its cover: From the cover, I would say that the book is about a girl. Maybe a very reflective girl, who sits alone most of the time just thinking. Or maybe she really likes nature and just likes to be by herself to enjoy it.


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