Saturday, 2 April 2011

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro: Damn it We're So Evil!

Never Let Me Go is such a good book it left me depressed for one whole day. Damn you Kazuo Ishiguro for making me feel emotions about people that don't exist! It's about a group of children, three in particular, growing up in a strange school in slightly alternative UK and their lives in the years afterwards.

The main story follows these three kids and the relationship between them but what it really made me think about was justification. How people are sometimes willing to justify anything if it suits there own ends. And that's what got me depressed. But I'm fine now and on to 'The Demon Collector' by Jon Mayhew and 'The Mystery of the Whistling Caves' by Helen Moss. Nothing depressing in kids' books. Apart from 'My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece'...sniff.

Never Let Me Go has been out for ages, they've made a film of it and everything, but if you haven't read it you can get it for a just over 3 quid here. Or just borrow it from a library.

Lauren will probably make me watch the film now so she can laugh when I get some 'grit in my eye'. Damn it!

Cheers,

Mark