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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Mar 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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From the poll results, it looks like we have a winner. Never Let Me Go seems a subtle dystopia, but I think it will make for great discussion.

"From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day."

I'm also shaking things up by hosting in the East Bay, let me know if this is a big problem for anyone. The Tribune Tavern is just two blocks from the 12th St. BART station in Oakland and has plenty of seating.

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  • Ben

    Love this group. Good folks, smart and fun!

    March 21, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Good times. But wait, isn't that oxymoronic?

    March 21, 2014

  • estan

    That was fun.

    March 21, 2014

  • Janelle B

    Had a great time, nice meeting you all!

    March 21, 2014

  • Christina (.

    I'm also stuck at work. :(

    March 20, 2014

  • Jeni

    So so sorry for the last minute change but I'm stuck at work in Fremont. Really enjoyed the book and was so looking forward to this!

    March 20, 2014

  • Rachel

    Oh man, such a sad one. Won't be able to make it tonight, but would love to hear people's general thoughts on this one - also, anyone seen the movie with Kiera Knightley, Carrie Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield?

    March 20, 2014

  • Girts

    I'll be there as well. Sorry about the late response.

    March 20, 2014

  • estan

    I'll be there.

    March 20, 2014

  • Bettina

    Great book. I love the slow reveal as hints of truth tug at the corners of the characters' perception.

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful book and movie, but too sad to talk about. Sorry to flake.

    March 19, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Confirmed.

    March 19, 2014

  • Jeni

    Really enjoyed this & a quick read - looking forward to the conversation!

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    wish i could go, but hard for me to do the east bay on a work night.

    January 28, 2014

  • Dave L.

    What the heck. I won't vaporize if I cross water.

    3 · January 28, 2014

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