”Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Jun 17, 2010   #つれづれ  :

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go is turned into a movie. This news remind me of the times when I was a student.

When I was a post graduate student (master’s course) for English literature, I read Never Let Me Go. Kazuo Ishiguro uses the blend of the traditional unreliable narrator and the narrative strategy for the detective story, I think. What do I mean the narrative strategy for the detective story? I mean, as the readers go on reading and he/she reaches the last page of the novel, his/her understanding of the whole affairs become clearer and clearer. And of course, Kazuo Ishiguro uses the SF element as well in this novel.

When I was a 1st grade in master’s course, I wanted to be a professional researcher. But a series of bad accidents befalls my family (especially my dad and mom), and finally my dad becomes sick. As my parents were against my will to become a professional researcher and the fact that my dad becomes sick after the series of bad accidents has so important meaning to me (I was a 1st son of my parents), I finally decided to abandon my ambition to become a researcher.

Looking back, I’m not sure whether my decision is the best decision I can made at that time. Two of my friends acquires the academic jobs. If I had continued studying, I could acuire… All I can say is that I am happy now.

Sorry to be sentimental.