Never Let Me Go

I finished this book a few weeks ago, and I just can’t get it out of my head. As I was reading it, I don’t think I realized how much it would stick with me after I finished. The plot is simple, yet the story is masterfully nuanced and complex. The first-person narrator has one of the most haunting and unique voices of any character I’ve read. She is at once authentic and completely unreliable. This is the kind of book I would have been excited to write about as an English major–it’s totally readable, but at the same time, I feel like I could read it over and over again without ever getting to the bottom of it. If you’re looking for the literary equivalent of oatmeal–something that will stick to your ribs–read this book.

Has anyone seen the movie? Thoughts?

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About mbdevilbiss

Until 2009, I never really thought much about Wisconsin. When I did, it was usually in the context of silent pep talks I'd give myself as I walked from the Metro station to my downtown D.C. office on blustery January mornings. "This isn't so bad," I'd tell myself. "Just imagine if you were in...Wisconsin!" *shiver* It wouldn't make me any warmer, but I could finish the 12-minute walk secure in the knowledge that I lived so, so far away from Canada. And then, one Saturday in early June, I went to a cookout and met a boy. He was wonderful and he was also moving to Madison, WI, to begin a PhD program in August. After a year of emails, phone calls, and biweekly visits, we shoved the last of my belongings into a jam-packed moving truck and headed west. As of October 9, 2010, I was an Accidental Wisconsonite. I'm no Sconnie, and I'll never be able to claim that prestigious status, but I'm loving life here so far. My blog is a place for writing about this life, and I hope you enjoy my Midwestern adventure as much as I have been.
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One Response to Never Let Me Go

  1. Brigette says:

    I just saw the movie – haven’t read the book though. Wow, I had no idea what I was in for. I really liked it. It was such a shocking concept!

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