Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Never Let Me Go / Review

If you wondering if reading has been the only activity that i've been doing during my 2 weeks of holiday, well i have to say pretty much!.
Today's book: Never Let Me Go, is another movie-book that i enjoyed so much.
First let me start with the movie. A friend of my recommended me the movie, and while at first i did pay much attention to it, it had became one of my favorites.
The book, well, it's prefect in so many ways. For instance, the way the story flows, it's very relax and easy to read, and Kathy -the principal character and the one who's telling the story- is one of those characters that you love even when from time to time you want to yell at her or slap her!
The mystery around Kathy's life starts with her childhood, and the way she and her classmates were raise. The book and the movie are quite the same, of course with some things that were left aside and a few changes here and there. Personally I liked better the end of Kathy relationship in the movie  than in the book, but also i understand the motivation of the characters in the book.
It's not a fairy tale, and even when it's a beautiful book, it's hard and very sad.

"From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.

As a child, Kathy – now thirty-one years old – lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.

And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed – even comforted – by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham’s nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood–and about their lives now.

A tale of deceptive simplicity, Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance – and takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro’s finest work"

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