Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

I initially chose his book because he became a Nobel author in 2017, and yes, it did not disappoint me. Cloning is a tricky topic not so many authors successfully made a good fictional book out of it; however, Kazuo Ishiguro has raised moral lesson of how young people make their way to live out of what they are offered. Meanwhile, though Kazuo Ishiguro is a British author, Never Let Me Go is at a slow pace which I often see in the common Japanese style of writing. I have no idea why, but I stopped at the mid of the book and move to its movie version since the first haft of the book is pretty descriptive (It may happen to those fans of thrilling detective novels such as Dan Brown’s ones like me). Anyway, the emotive film melted my heart and gave me the motivation to finish the book.

 

Bonus: The book left me in a subtle mood. I started having a question of what I am doing and where I am going. Am I walking on a fixed route made out of whatever on offer? The story is about cloning and being cloned, but it is not eerie. It makes me want to try screaming, partying, having sex, etc. Why not? I might wake up a morning bursting into tears and regretting of what I could have been.

Spring 2019

April 1, 2019, 3:00:00 PM

4.0

novel, japan

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