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Never Let Me Go: Kazuo Ishiguro [May. 24th, 2014|02:47 pm]
Tony Grist
I wasn't sure about this book. I'd read reviews and knew what the big reveal was and didn't think I was going to be convinced by it. But I was. It's a book about denial, about horrors being glossed over- and the narrator's voice- flat, colourless, without affect- is a tour de force of subtlety and restraint. 
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2014-05-24 02:01 pm (UTC)
I think what really hit me square on about this book is that I'd never read sci-fi that was not about fighting or overthrowing the system - but about discovery of its workings and acquiescence. Heartbreaking.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-24 03:24 pm (UTC)
The truth is most people do acquiesce in injustice when it's backed by the system. And that includes most of its victims. I kept asking myself why none of the donors ran away or fought back- but in my heart of hearts I knew.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2014-05-24 03:29 pm (UTC)
"I see it feelingly", as the blinded Gloucester put it...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yes. Very good!
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2014-05-25 10:07 am (UTC)
It's a marvellous book, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-25 05:10 pm (UTC)
Yes. Terrific.
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