Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

It has just occurred to me that I hadn’t written a blog entry for quite some time, the end of term was so busy with many other things, and so I have decided to write a couple of entries with more time on my hands!  I hope that you enjoy them…

Our last reading group meeting of term took place on Thursday 22nd June, when we  met, principally, to discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never let me go We had a very good insight from those of us who had managed to read it and, whilst we others couldn’t participate in discussion of the novel, I, for one, am now inspired to read it and consider it in the light of what was said.  For our readers of the book, it was an excellent read, though the subject matter was so harrowing and extremely sad.  The author is a superb writer and is truly a master of his craft so skilful that the harsh truth behind the story is made easier for us to bear by the astonishing contrast of the gentle descriptions of place and landscape and use of language, as if the author is trying to protect us from the reality of this story. We then went on to talk about how we’d enjoyed other novels by Ishiguro namely The Remains of the Day; A Pale View of Hills; An Artist of the Floating World.

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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