Friday, 15 October 2010


If you’re after a thought-provoking read to curl up with on these chilly autumn nights, you should pick up Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go’. The film version starring Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan will be coming out next January so you’ll also be ahead of the culture curve.

Kathy, Tommy and Ruth spent their childhoods at the seemingly idyllic boarding school Hailsham in the English countryside. Constantly told how special they are, as adults they come to realise exactly what that meant.

Hailsham was not an ordinary school and they were not ordinary children. Created to donate their organs to seriously ill people, their lives will be spent in hospitals or in recovery centres.

This may sound like science fiction, but when reading the book it feels entirely believable and something that could happen in society today. Although they are essentially clones, their feelings, emotions and desires are all too real.

The characters are beautifully crafted and you will grow to care immensely about them. Raising important questions about the future of genetic science, this stunning story that will haunt you long after you turn the last page.

Amy Peck

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