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Saturday, December 4

Never Let Me Go

Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro was one of my favourite books that I've read in the last year. Ishiguro takes simplicity and turns into a new artform.



Today I saw the movie that was based on the book. It was good, even if for me, it did not reach the emotional depth of the book. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley portray the three main characters, Kathy, Tommy and Ruth. My favourite thing about their portrayal is the social awkwardness and the warped perspective of life. That, to me, is the best part, and very true to the book.

I can't say much more about the film without adding spoilers, so I'd say...

Go read the book before you see the movie.

17 comments:

jayendrasharan said...

Hi,
This is jayendra from india.
I am reading your blog for the first time the reason is this post. Actually i like reading books very much and i have read one book of this author. One day when i was in library i found this book on shelf and thought of reading this but suddenly my mood changed and i took grimus by salman rushdie.

Now after reading this post i think i should have taken that book and i'll do that tomorrow.

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is your favorite book?)
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Andina said...

Hi, I saw your blog from blogcatalog.
Can't wait to see this movie, but before I don't know that it was from a novel.

ces said...

I love reading but haven't heard of this one. Might as well give this a try to have a break from reading fantasy books. :D

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Chudex's said...

Mmm...i will try to search this book. i love reading.

taxi services Toronto said...

I never hear about this book..and haven't knew about the movie
I must to fill this gap:)

Herbal Medicine said...

I never heard of this book too but I will definitely get a copy. Thanks for sharing this one.

Karen M. said...

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

v3 said...

great post.. thanks for share

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Emma said...

I've never even heard of this until now, but I'm adding it to my "to read" list! Thanks for the recommendation.

Imogen said...

I've always tried reading the book before watching the movie.

That seems to have only caused me dissapointment, though (most recent case in point: "Eat, Pray, Love").

Think this time I'll try doing the opposite...

Good to know you enjoyed both book and film, though :)