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Author Topic: Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"  (Read 3830 times)

YoungGrassHopper

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Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« on: 14 Sep 2005, 11:54 »

I highly recommend it. If you're new to Ishiguro, check out "A Pale View of Hills" and "When we were Orphans" too.

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Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #1 on: 14 Sep 2005, 20:44 »

Tell me something about these books or the author to make me want to read them.

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Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #2 on: 14 Sep 2005, 21:43 »

Pale View of Hills was rather good- interesting read.  I haven't checked out anything else, though... I'll have to look into it.  Whats the basic idea behind it?
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Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #3 on: 15 Sep 2005, 14:59 »

like all of ishiguro's novels, pale view being probably the most direct, ths story is tangled, and you peel away layers to get to the heart of it...(like "remains of the day") ...what the character says/thinks/feels is just a facade, the actual story takes place between the lines. Never let you go expands on that style even more by adding a touch of surreal abstract environment...like writing about a sensory image without actually writing it.

It's a really interesting read....not if you're a fan of the quick payoff, action filled thriller, but it is like a painting being painted, I guess...you slowly watch meaningless colors and lines and forms coalesce into a picture.

Ishiguro is probably one of the best writers, period, of the last few decades. He's the closest thing I can think of to modern "classic literature". The density and quality of the work is really cool.

I'll get off my book geek soapbox now.

don't get the wrong impression. The last book/novel/comic I bought was "the league of extraordinary gentlemen" so I'm not a book snob:) Just thought that Ishiguro's book was something different people might like if they give it a chance.
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #4 on: 24 Dec 2010, 13:50 »

THIS BOOK FUCKED ME UP REAL BAD
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #5 on: 24 Dec 2010, 13:54 »

Oh well now I'll have to read it.
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #6 on: 24 Dec 2010, 14:34 »

you should. it's so tenderly written... I found it heart-breakingly sad. the movie just came out, actually.
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go"
« Reply #7 on: 24 Dec 2010, 19:26 »

The film is a Mark Romanek joint, too bad it was sort of slept on.
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