Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Never Let Me Go (2005)
Never Let Me Go was short listed for the Booker Prize in 2005. It has a simplistic tone that belies the remarkable world in which the narrator lives her controlled life. Apparently the book is referred to as science fiction but it is transcends that genre. It could more appropriately be referred to as speculative fiction since it imagines a possible future world.
Kazuo Ishiguro's other titles include The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled and When We Were Orphans.
Often mentioned along with Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, this is a story that is frightening in its implications.