Book 13 has been moved to my reread list. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguru will be a look which will remain with me and will be reread and, perhaps, reread again.
- The Remains of the Days by the same author has been on my Top 10 Novels list since I first read it. I read The Buried Giant by Ishiguru in January.That was a fantasy whereas Never Let Me Go is science fiction. However,it is science fiction not in the sense of space travel and new technology , but science fiction in the social and medical sense.
- In the society covered by this novel, humans are cloned and the resulting children are born for the purpose of donating body parts when they are older. These children grow up in institutions away from the rest of the population, and although not told everything about their future, they do know basically what their purpose is.
- In this setting we meet three children, one of which is the narrator, and follow their childhood, adolescence and short adulthood. It is a love story, a tale of the loss of innocence, and a look at how society can change as science develops.
- A wonderful book which will remain with me for a long time.