Sunday, 28 November 2010

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Now that was good! I saw the movie trailer and decided to read the book before the movie comes out. As it turns out I'd have time till February next year, but the read was totally worth it anyway.
It is the story of Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. About their youth and their growing up, about their love for each other and their friendship later on in life. However they are not 'ordinary' kids, teenagers or adults. Nope, they are donors. Clones designed to give away their life for other people sooner or later in life. Now this may sound really dramatic, but it's not. It's weird, because it is such a sad story, but the way it is written doesn't leave you upset. It leaves you thinking about the possibilities we'd have, about the lives of those kids, and the live of the others. The worth of live in general. Honestly, without sobbing or crying or so.

I don't think the movie will be like this though: Watch the trailer. When I saw the trailer for the first time I nearly cried ... Still going to watch it of course! I think Keira Knightley is perfect (!) for the role of Ruth. And if there is crying involved ... oh well, it happens.

I guess I'll end up reading more Ishiguro too!

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