Never Let Me Go – From Page to Screen

By | September 15, 2010

Never Let Me Go, the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s beloved novel is released today in theaters. It stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley as the star-crossed triangular lovers, Kathy, Tommy and Ruth. The story is tragic, Ishiguro is a master of pulling heartstrings and Never Let Me Go is no exception. It begins as a sort of A Separate Peace-feeling story at a boarding school in the English countryside. Quickly, the story takes a sci-fi turn and evolves into a complicated, yet beautiful narrative that is reminiscent of Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

In March of this year, Continuum published a collection of essays on Ishiguro, aptly named Kazuo Ishiguro: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. The two final essays offer fascinating perspectives on the novel and might be worth a read before venturing out to see the film. To read a preview click on the widget to the left.


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