6.10.10

Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro



This is the best book I've read in a long time.  I read a lot so I think that is saying a lot.
It's a little bit Margaret Atwood's- Handmaids Tale and a little bit Philip K. Dick's- Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep- and a lot good.
It is so good that when I was half way done part three (the final part), I put it down for a day just so that I could make it last for longer- I don't usually do this kind of nonsense.

If you want to know what it is about google it- but I started it without knowing much about it and think that is better- as it is a slow, tantalizing reveal.
I guess they just made a movie of this book starring Keira Knightley but I don't know anything about it-
I recommend the book- it is fantastic.
Here is a great article by one of my favorite authors- Margaret Atwood- about Never Let Me Go

32 comments:

Krystal said...

I want to see this movie, which means I need to read the book first! The author sounded so familiar so looking through my collections - I have and have read his book "nocturnes" - a little book of short stories. so good =)

Clair said...

I have read a lot of positive reviews about this book and just had to stop because too much was being revealed. Have already ordered it. Was not aware that a movie was in the works. Thanks for the recommendation.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Strong recommendation indeed. I haven't been reading much as of late but still keep my list going in hopes I make the time. My daughter however makes time so I'm sending her this one. I have been wanting to see this movie as well. I believe it also stars Carey Mulligan.

Sourkraut said...

We read that in our book club and I too loved it. I was surprised it took me this long to find out about such an amazing book! I'm excited about the movie, assuming it's anywhere near as good as the book.

Grace said...

Glad you liked it. I'm #33 on the library waiting list for it.

Gisela said...

...ok - convinced! I really need this book :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Love
Gisela
xoxoxox

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Fantastic article. Thanks for sharing.

tulpen said...

Oh, I need a book to suck me in and not let go. I've started a couple duds lately.

Jude said...

Hooray, this is one of those titles I've read more recently that just *got* me! So lovely that you enjoyed it :) And now, I'm off to read Atwood's review...she is another favorite writer!

P.S. I haven't heard much about the movie, other than Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan are in it, but I'm really curious.

Alice said...

Thanks for the suggestion!:)
xx, Alice from bells and whistles

Nuit said...

yay!! you make it sound so good!
xo

Bombay Beauty said...

Thanks for the link. I love it when writers write about writers, filmmakers about other filmmakers... They know the craft, and feel it so personally... xo bb

Café Bellini said...

I don't read enough these days but I'm putting this on my to-read-someday list! I like Keira Knightley so I'll probably see the film... but I must read the book BEFORE (it's always better than the film, isn't it).

dotblogg said...

Thank you Ren for this recommendation! I love Atwood's novels and anything what is similar with her style is worth reading. I'll try to find this book somewhere here for sure!:)
hugs
J.

dotblogg said...

Oh! And don't worry you're not the only one who does this funny pause in reading just to enjoy the book for longer:D

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Always looking for great new books, thanks!

copywaitress said...

for me there is no better recommendation than this: "when I was half way done part three (the final part), I put it down for a day just so that I could make it last for longer"
well i fought that only me behave like this... :) I will read it for sure, thank you :)

Getrealmommy said...

Yay! I am so glad to have a new book recommendation. I needed one. Thanks!

Mary-Laure said...

I read the book after seeing the extraordinarily moving film and I loved it too!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

I have been wanting to read this book, thank you so much for reminding me... knowing someone else loves it does not hurt:)

sherri said...

oooh - I want to go in cold and know nothing, but love your enthusiastic review of it. and the cover is cool.

bklyn76 said...

this has been on my list for awhile and now i think i may push it to the top b/c of your review. definitely going to read it before seeing the film.

Ashley said...

Hi. I heard the same reviews. Now I'm definitely adding it to my book list.
Thanks for visiting me.
Love your blog

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks! I'll try to find this book!

Stacey said...

I'll have to add this one to my list, especially because you wanted to delay the inevitable(finishing the book). That means it was worth savoring and languishing in its contents:-). Happy Thursday. xx

ilovemyhouse said...

I'm laughing at you, putting the book down so it lasts longer. I do that too! Crazy, right?
Thanks for sharing this, i'm going to check it out and might read it too.
XX

dotblogg said...

hey Ren! Look what I found:D
http://www.anastassia-elias.com/portfolio/viewcategory/8
have a nice evening!

drollgirl said...

i will add this to my 4-page amazon wish list!!!

Artist said...

Sounds like the kind of books you want to keep and read all over again.

Phoenix said...

I've been hearing a lot about the movie and everyone has hands down, recommended reading the book first. And now I see it on your blog. Clearly, the universe is trying to tell me something! lol

Lulu said...

Handmaid's Tale is one of my all time faves, I read it almost yearly. So now I'm curious about this book!!

Happy weekend! :)

this free bird said...

You know I saw the movie and loved it. And I am a HUGE fan of the Handmaids Tale - that's a superb correlation btw.

I'm going to grab the book this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

xoxo,
Carrie

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