December 14th, 2007

reading hk

Book recommendation

On LibraryThing, 3,680 members have listed Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, so I guess I've discovered it late. If you haven't heard of it, my recommendation is: Do not go to the LibraryThing page, do not look up reviews, do not let anyone tell you about the plot, just try to get a copy (don't look at the plot summary on the cover) and start reading it (or listening—the audio narration is really well done).

On the other hand, if you do find out something about it beforehand (I did, since I almost never trust that I'll like a book unless I know something about it) then it's still well worth reading.

I found it utterly compelling, even though on the surface it didn't seem like the sort of novel I usually enjoy.

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