• ★★★★-4

Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Spoiler-Free)

Well, this was depressing.


This is one of those books where it was hard for me to read large chunks at a time, but if I read it in little pockets I needed to pick it up again immediately. It's a slow book, repetitive at times, and takes its sweet time building up to a potentially disappointing ending; but that's also the point.


This book is someone's entire life, and because of the nature of this story, their childhood really is the largest chunk of that.


Something about this book really charmed me. It's hard to place, and I can't articulate it, but I will remember this book for a long time. Certain scenes are implanted in my head, and I anticipate thinking back to them often.


This book is so hopeless yet hopeful. It touches on the parts of life we don't want to read too deeply into. It scratches the surface of so much, just ignites that spark in your brain, but I think it's enough to get what it wants to get across.


Truly haunting, and definitely something I'd recommend for someone in the right mood.



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