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Never let me go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is a poignant and original story that starts off at a children's boarding school. The book grips you immediatley.
There is also something extremely sinister about the innocence of the young narrator, Kathy. The plot unravels itself to us and Kathy simultaneously.
It challenges the readers perceptions of childhood, life and society.
If you like an easy read don't read this.

Suggested by Nike Jay, Islington, London

Tagged with: disturbing haunting heart-breaking

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A group of reading friends agree with me that this book as one of the most memorable, most disturbing endings ever written. Ishiguro uses the same style of quietly suppressed emotion that was used so effectively in 'Remains of the Day', but this time, hauntingly, the voice is that of a child. You immediately feel there is something radically wrong, but it is a tantalisingly long time before the devastating truth is revealed. Highly recommended.

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