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.