Saturday, July 01, 2006

Never let me go

There are perhaps no days we lived so fully as those we spent with a good book. Marcel Proust

For me, there is nothing more satisfying than finishing a really good book. This morning I did that - I read a book called "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. The book is a mystery of sorts, in that you need to read further into the book to realize who the characters really are. It is a book that examines how memories and the past play an impact on the people that we become. Ishiguro wrote a very modern/futuristic book that shows how the vulnerable or "different" people in society are treated. I HIGHLY recommend that if you have the opportunity to read it that you do so. I actually read it because it was the first book on the top 1000 books list. I really didn't think I would enjoy it because I read Ishiguro's "Remains of the Day" and had a difficult time with that book, but he wrote this book in a highly interesting and mysterious way. You don't truly get the full magnitude of the characters and their lives until the very last page. An author who is able to do that is definitely worth his weight.

So, now that I have finished praising and rambling on, I want to wish everyone a very HAPPY CANADA DAY! We are actually having a quiet Canada Day weekend at home this year. My kids dislike the noise of the fireworks so we are staying home. Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!!!!! ENJOY IT!

8 comments:

Karen G said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY to you too Mona! Great review of the book! I will keep my eyes out for it. I finished reading the Time Travellers Wife last week and yesterday I started to read The Red Tent. Both AWESOME!!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

Sue said...

Happy Canada Day, Mona!! I wish I had TIME to read - these books you recommend always seem so interesting! Maybe I'll have more time this summer...

patti said...

SOunds like an incredible book! I love having reviews on books before trying them, will definitely look it up! Glad you had a nice CD!!! :)

Crystal said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Mona! I have a stack of books waiting but there's always room for another one!

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