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Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
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Clifton Daniel, John W. Kirshon
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro I read this book a couple of years ago and wanted to write a review for it but for some reason I kept putting it off. I have just started a reread of “A Canticle for Leibowitz” which reminded me of this. I know the books have nothing in common except views of a post apocalyptic world but for me they had another. On first read I had no idea what either were about and was delighted to find what the basis was. Sometimes I think going in cold can give you a fresher view of some books.With that said some of the rest of this review may be considered a spoiler so read at your own risk.The story seemed to have a very slow start but I am patient when the writing itself keeps one reading. The hints of anything other then an idyllic boarding school have yet to really manifest but you still taste small undercurrents. Small niggling ones at first and growing into more revealing ones as the pages turn. Once you realize what is going on in this future it no longer matters. You've become far more concerned with the characters.I've said it before but I'll say it again. I love the subtlety of Ishiguro's writing. I don't always want to be hit over the head with drama and action. I really appreciate being allowed to float along and slowly have discovery creep into my consciousness.