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Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro X
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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    Apr 2005, 320 pages

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    Mar 2006, 304 pages

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Kacie

Simply a waste. Shockingly awful
The overall idea of the book initially caught my interest- the avenues and themes it could explore held so much promise. But to my disappointment, such a potentially powerful novel was reduced to trivial, boring teenage drama. What could have been an extremely interesting and relevant story didn't make me feel a thing. Such a lack of real content and emotion and waste of an idea makes me feel sick. Overwhelmingly bad book. Simply a waste.
Audrey

Banal disappointment
This book was well-reviewed and I looked forward to reading it, springing for the hardcover. The elements of suspense and the intriguing interplay of characters which piqued my interest at the beginning never coalesce into anything of substance. Rather, the novel devolves into trite, post-adolescent banality. I finished the book hoping it would redeem itself in the denouement. Alas, I was disappointed. It's as if I ordered what appeared to be a beautiful dessert, but upon tasting it experienced only sawdust and cardboard.
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