On the face of it, you might not realize at Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go sits within the realm of science fiction. It does though. The story centers itself around three students attending an exclusive and secluded boarding school, Hailsham. And gradually we learn that things at said school are not exactly as they seem to be. For that matter, perhaps the students aren’t either.
The novel, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize, is character driven, atmospheric, and was probably not on your radar the first time around as it wasn’t really presented as a science fiction title. If you enjoy this sort of character story, then you should find the book and give it a try.
Otherwise, there’s this movie coming out…
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield will star as Ruth, Kathy, and Tommy, respectively. Mark Romanek, who directed One Hour Photo, has signed on to direct and the shooting schedule has been reported as spanning seven weeks in the United Kingdom.
Any other pertinent details? You’ll have to keep an eye on IMDB and of course, we’ll keep our eyes on it as well.
In the meantime, you could check out the book with a quick preview. Or, if you have already read it, then you might be interested in hearing NPR’s interview with author Kazuo Ishiguro; if so, then click here.