It was more depressing and less mysterious as I'd like it to be, but understandably so. The stuff about sex does make sense, but it's still a little weird. I'm one of those that does not watch sad movies whatsoever, but if you love them, then I'm sure you'll love this book. It's all very interesting. Not boring at all. I had to read it fast because I felt like there was a big secret I was trying to figure out the whole time.
Sublime, evocative, patient, melancholic, exquisite, almost hauntingly poignant, and horrific all come to mind as I reflect on Kazuo Ishiguro's writing. Never Let Me Go builds patiently, almost lackadaisically, always beautifully, hinting and teasing you to continue down the path the narrator recounts until the horror, made worse for the casual acceptance of it, punches you in the face. There is not a gratuitous word or emotion. What is it to be human? The book is timely in so many ways.
A special shout out needs to go to the narrator. Rosalyn Landor is pitch perfect. Her cadence and voices work very well. Her voice is rich and subtly emotional. Her reading is quite artful in its own right and a perfect match for Mr. Ishiguro's writing. I will definitely look for more of her work.
I based my selection of this book off of the author's summary. However, this book does not match the provided description. There is no plot; I kept waiting for something (anything) to happen, and nothing ever did. This was a complete waste of my precious audible credit. I am very disappointed.
It takes a while for all of the hints/tips to gradually be disclosed. Terms are used that are mysterious, what do they mean? This group of children that have been raised together never knowing their parents. It is important to them to have their art/poetry etc. accepted into the Museum. They know that eventually they will be released to a residence familiar to "a half-way house."
This has a slight resemblance to The Giver.
Not a writing style I enjoy, The plot is actually more interesting if you read the Wikipedia article describing it first. The beginning of the story plods along and listening to the performance is tedious and exhausting. Don't feel bad about starting then abandoning the story. There are better ways to spend a day. I wouldn't recommend this book or the Audible recording.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
to dystopia literature. Slow and patient to reveal the dark secrets and full of engaging characters in a vivid other world, this novel will keep you engaged from first to last.
Don't torture yourself with this one.
I loved the slow, eerie pace of the novel. I enjoyed the process of speculation that the story engenders, but much like a typical indie movie, this novel leaves you with little closure and too many questions.
Great narrator. I felt so anxious throughout the story because i knew there was a back story that needed to be revealed. Unfortunately i was hoping for a different ending.