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Book Review of Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Ishiguro uses an intriguing style throughout the book; introducing a hint of a topic that will be more fully discussed later, and then eventually getting to it. In the meantime, you wonder and come up with your own theories. Most of the loose ends are tied up at the end, but the ones that aren't allow you to feel a sense of mystery even after the book is over. His other books that I have read (The Remains of the Day and A Pale View of Hills) had a similar style, with details left untold.

The characters are described through their words and actions. There is little physical description given, which allows you to picture them however you like. Ruth is a particularly interesting character, and the contrasts and conflicts between Kathy (the narrator) and Ruth are the most complex parts of the story.

If you have enjoyed anything else by Ishiguro, you will like this book also.

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