So many books (you know the rest)
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Published in 2005 (I finished it on June 02, 2010)
I saw this on a top 10 list somewhere for recent books or something. I can’t remember exactly. I wanted to delve into something modern again. Too many classics can be draining after time. It’s a great short novel. It’s only about 300 pages and after slogging through other 800-page novels, it’s nice to be done early. I raced through it in a week. The characters are what really sell this novel for me. It has that type of social bonding aspect that really connects with many readers. It also (very subtly) raises certain social issues, but in a mild manner. I’d strongly recommend it. My “used copy was very cheap on Amazon and appeared as if never opened before. Nice.