I finished Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go last week. Not a long book. Ishiguro also wrote The Remains of the Day which won the Booker Prize. I’ll have to add that to my Amazon cart.
The book goes quickly and holds your interest even though the narrator doesn’t follow a chronological trajectory. She goes back and forth a lot which can be a little off-putting, but still I found myself pretty captivated until the end. What’s strange is now, one week after reading the book, I can’t say I’d highly recommend it. I think it’s because the secret that the plot is based on, turns out to be kinda lame.
It’s beautifully written, almost dream-like. Not great character development, not great narration, certainly not a great plot, but a beautiful novel—and a quick one, too.