## [Review, Books, Links] Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:52:27 -0300

By chance I was reading Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go when it was
announced that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

slowly, to reflect on what I was reading.  After I finished I went
online and searched for some reviews:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/feb/26/bookerprize2005.bookerprize

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v27/n08/frank-kermode/outrageous-game
https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jul/04/never-let-me-go-kazuo-ishiguro-review
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/17/books/review/never-let-me-go-when-they-were-orphans.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/never-let-me-go-by-kazuo-ishiguro-746328.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54996-2005Apr14_2.html

The last of these is particularly poor, with at least two factual
errors, but all of them except M John Harrison's - the first - seem to
miss the point, which is that this book is a study of repression: both
self-repression and repression by society as a whole.

Anyway, the book is tremendous.  Powerful, thought provoking,
horrifying, depressing.  By far the best book I have read in some
time.

Andrew