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April Discussion - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Apr 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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About the book:

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

It is a world described through the memory of a 31-year-old woman knows only as Kath H. A "carer" for almost 12 years, she will soon become a "donor," tended by a carer of her own until her "completion." She has tried to put thoughts of what she thinks of now as her idyllic past behind her, but lately--partly because her current ward is a woman she has known since childhood, partly because the past will soon be all Kath has--she has stopped resisting the pull of memory.

And so as she makes her solitary rounds as carer, she takes us back to her years at Hailsham--one of many estates for special children--describing seemingly normal scenes of boys and girls growing up together, making and losing friends, getting an education, learning about the opposite sex, discovering the range of their own interests and talents.

But these children are different from the "normals" outside Hailsham's gates; they are clones. And as Kath's memories rise to the surface, they bring with them the dawning, disturbing clarity of hindsight: not only were these children created as organ donors, but despite Hailsham's attempt to protect the innocence of their youth, to nurture them and enrich their lives, their own humanness is not looked upon as a real form of humanity--a profound cruelty brought home to Kath now, in her last grasp at normalcy.

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  • Misti

    I must admit, it wasn't my favorite novel. But my major hang-up was the depiction of the characters. What was it y'all didn't like? :)

    April 16, 2014

  • Mary

    Good to know. I was just starting Part 3. I think I'll stop to begin Winter's Tale.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Angie

    I am so disappointed that I couldn't make it this month since I really wanted to read this book that I nominated. I was wondering if you all liked it and if I should finish it. :)

    April 16, 2014

    • susan

      nope on both fronts.. dissapointing we didn't get more into the science

      April 16, 2014

    • Angie

      Oh bummer, I was thinking it was a good one. I do love a good science novel!

      April 16, 2014

  • Sharon K.

    Our discussion was great. To bad the book wasn't!!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Christine

    I really love this group. Great discussions and new friends, it's everything I'd hoped for in a book club.
    Now to start our 700 page chunkster for next month. :)

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Ruth R.

    Nice pictures! It was a fun time at Nose Dive.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Monique H.

    I am sorry I did not make it to the meeting last night. My son got sick and I was at MD360. Looking forward to next month.

    April 16, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    I hate to cancel at the last minute but I am. I had hoped to finish the book today but am nowhere close. See y'all soon.

    April 15, 2014

  • Courtney S.

    So sad I won't be there! Really wanted to talk about this book!

    April 15, 2014

  • Misti

    Sorry, I won't be there tonight. I'm not feeling well. It was a very interesting book so I hate to miss the discussion :(

    April 15, 2014

  • Mary

    I thought I could finish today but I'm not there yet. I am enjoying the book. Have a nice time at Nosedive. Love those sage biscuits.

    April 15, 2014

  • Pat O.

    So sorry I am not able to attend.

    April 14, 2014

  • Lisa

    We will be eating at Nose Dive after the discussion - If you find you can't make it Tuesday, please take a minute to update your RSVP. Thanks.

    April 10, 2014

    • Leigh

      Ooh yum!

      April 10, 2014

    • Angie

      Oh that place and now I can't make it!! :(

      April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i have not read the blog until now and did not realize you meet in greenville i live in horry county so this is just to far please take me out of your club

    March 18, 2014

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