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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

A strange and moving story. Thirty-one year old Kathy H. looks back over her life to her days at Hailsham school and tries to make sense of it.  Initially Hailsham seems like a typical boarding school but gradually the reader becomes aware that the world it exists in has a dark secret, the full nature of which is not revealed till the penultimate chapter.  Mallory Towers meets 1984 is how you might describe it, though Ishiguro is a much better writer than both Blyton or Orwell.  When reading Ishiguro I  continually find myself struck by the power of writing: how a string of simple words describing the lives of ordinairy people can produce such a gripping experience.

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