Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm stunned. This book seemed to slowly envelop me like fog--I began it quickly, really enjoying the story and going through it fast, thinking I liked the concept but didn't really feel invested in the characters. I soon realized that even my non-book time was dipped in this feeling of foreboding and wonder. Ishiguro was masterful at pulling me in: by the time I was halfway through, I looked up to realize how emotionally involved I was with the story. As I got closer to the end, the discomfiting sense of dread grew increasingly powerful, leaving me with a heavy feeling on my chest. I closed the book just minutes ago and can't think of immediately opening another novel as I usually do. I've too much thinking to do.
Never Let Me Go will stay with me for a long time. It's disturbing and beautiful and thought-provoking. I highly recommend it.
(For a synopsis of the book and to find a nearby indie bookstore carrying it, go here.)
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