“Never Let Me Go” is a novel written by Kazuo Ishiguro, a British author of Japanese descent. Published in 2005, the book has garnered critical acclaim and has been widely recognized as one of Ishiguro’s notable works.
“Never Let Me Go” is set in a dystopian alternate reality and follows the lives of three friends: Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. The story is narrated by Kathy as she reflects on her upbringing and the experiences they shared at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic boarding school in the English countryside. As the narrative unfolds, the true nature of their existence and purpose becomes gradually revealed.
The novel explores themes of identity, memory, mortality, and the ethical implications of science and technology. It delves into the characters’ emotional journeys and the challenges they face as they grapple with their destinies within a society that views them as different and disposable.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing style is known for its introspective and nuanced exploration of human emotions and relationships. “Never Let Me Go” exemplifies his ability to create thought-provoking narratives that raise profound questions about the human condition.
The book was adapted into a film in 2010, directed by Mark Romanek and starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley.