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let me go, kazuo ishiguro
|Tales of the unspeakable
Title: Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Faber and Faber
The understanding of who and what
the central characters of Never Let Me Go are came as a physical jolt.
People like this don’t exist
and hopefully never will exist. It feels like Ishiguro in dreaming up
characters in this predicament is committing an act of terrible brutality.
Yet the condition of Ishiguro’s people is terribly relevant to the
way we all live. I do not want to reveal here what makes these characters
so special or why they stir so much pathos in the hope that if you do read
this book, you will experience the same thud of realisation that I did.
Kansai Scene, January '06
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