Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Kazuo Ishiguro new novel : Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro 6th novel Never Let Me Go, from the
author of The Remains of the Day. Fascinating!

.... So what is Never Let Me Go really about? It's
about the steady erosion of hope. It's about repressing
what you know, which is that in this life people fail
one another, grow old and fall to pieces. It's about
knowing that while you must keep calm, keeping calm
won't change a thing. Beneath Kathy's flattened and
lukewarm emotional landscape lies the pure volcanic
turmoil, the unexpressed yet perfectly articulated,
perfectly molten rage of the orphan. This extraordinary
and, in the end, rather frighteningly clever novel isn't
about cloning, or being a clone, at all. It's about why
we don't explode, why we don't just wake up one day and
go sobbing and crying down the street, kicking
everything to pieces out of the raw, infuriating,
completely personal sense of our lives never having been
what they could have been.

Also the review from the Guardian (UK)

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Sunday Times, Guardian and a dozen other reviews)

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