Thursday, September 12, 2013

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I love the movie and watching it compelled me to read the book. I did not really think of it as science fiction. I viewed it as one of those coming-of-age novels. It's a story of life, friendship and love in a setting so peculiar it would only come from someone with great imagination.

I think I expected too much romance in the story that I got disappointed. There are moments when I got bored because the story seemed monotonous and the pace unvaried. Maybe I was not used to the style of writing. There were times when I did not agree with the opinions and decisions of the main protagonist, Kathy, but I guess that's what made her real and... human. My favorite parts of the story were the last few pages. There is one scene in the book that I would have wanted to not be changed in the movie-- when Madame friend while watching Kathy dancing to the song "Never Let Me Go". It made the ending more emotional. This is one of those rare instances wherein I appreciate the movie more than the book... or maybe I am just biased because I adore Andrew Garfield as Tommy. :)

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