Never Let Me Go
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description: A brilliant novel that takes you on a journey of wonderment, and bitter surprise.
tags: good writing; sci-fi;
A friend recommended I (should and had) to read this book every time a conversation about reading came up. So I did, I finished reading the book. For some reason, I thought that this was going to be a book about science fiction, and though it has hints of it, it is a novel about the base of sci-fi, the humans.
Never let me go is a book about a place where humans grow clones to fulfil medicinal roles - organ harvesting. It makes no moral promises, nor critiques the argument. It simply shows the world in a fluid language that one might mistake to be their own. The protagonist is one such clone, and this is never a surprise. The power of the book lies in its ending, where the absrud reality of it all is like a gut-wrenching punch thrown to the reader, even though they are expecting it all along.
The book is a good read, for writing, for the way arguments are laid, for how characters are developed, but most importantly, for how insane it is to pretend something is not what we say it is, in the name of science of selfish concerns. The book allows you to think on your own while presenting a narrative. This is something that is very difficult to do, and you should take full advantage of it. Go read it.