Never Let Me Go (film edition)
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 March 2011.
If you've not yet read this unputdownable and devastating book then you should do so either before or after you've seen the film. Ideally before!!! This is a devastating, sad, atmospheric, beautiful novel about wasted lives in a dystopian society. The main scientific theme has been handled by other writers but not like this. I won’t tell you too much for you have 150 pages of fine writing before the core is mentioned, and it would be so good to come to it unaware as I was. I think it is his best since The Remains of the Day, a wonderful book.
Comparison: Adam Thorpe, Michael Ondaatje.
The opening film of the BFI London Film Festival on 13th October was Never Let Me Go starring Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. The film was released countrywide on 21st January 2011.
Never Let Me Go (film edition) by Kazuo Ishiguro
In one of the most acclaimed and strange novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England.
Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
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Publication date25th February 2010
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PublisherFaber and Faber
CategoriesReligious & spiritual fiction
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