After reading the review at Chartroose’s blog (I won’t link – you all probably know it already, anyway. She’s going to start thinking I’m stalking her and we can’t have her figuring that out, now can we?), I’m wondering how I should approach my own review of this interesting book.
Review Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I could point you to the search in all of WordPressLand: http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=never+let+me+go+kazuo+ishiguro There are many reviews. Please feel free to leave me a link to YOUR review if you have one. Thanks.
I could just tell you it was amazing and let it go at that. But, I do believe it begs discussion and I must rush over to my friend’s house and insist she read it NOW so we can talk about. I also think you might want to NOT know too much. For this novel, I purposely only read reviews that attempted to be vague. So, if you are like me, don’t go read Chartroose’s ‘Review And Then Some’ until AFTER you read the book.
A few quotes to share from other bloggers: “Disturbing but quiet. Thoughtful but mildly strange.” - Verbivore at Incurable Logophilia
“While the scenes are in many ways idyllic, there’s a thread of wrongness running through all of her [the narrator’s] stories, and the reader is on guard.” Eva, A Striped Armchair
Quotes from the book,
I can recall now, as fresh as anything, Tommy’s own face, the anger receding for the moment, being replaced by an expression almost of wonder, like I was a rare butterfly he’d come across on a fencepost. p195
“It’s too easy,” I said,”to criticise when you’re just driving by.”
“Easiest thing in the world,” Tommy said. p228
This completes 10% of my 2008 1.0 Percent of the 1001 Challenge. Did anyone else notice the odd drawings/characters that separated sections?
OK, not related but I HAD to go search youtube for Judy Bridgewater! ha. Found this instead. It sort of works, though.