Novel Ideas returns with Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. This book is speculative fiction, or dare we say, science fiction? It is a work that raises a lot of questions, questions that we mostly don’t have answers for. Listen to the episode for our thoughts on subtlety, discrimination, sex, and possible themes. Or if you prefer, listen for our discussions of the stiff upper lip, elephant triggered bullying, silly YA adaptations, and the drama llama.
The music bump is the title track, “Never Let Me Go” by Judy Bridgewater.
An interesting book with a lot of conversation points, and a compelling read despite nothing happening in the traditional sense of the word.
Ben: 7.5/10 One point for each of my favorite organs.
Gabs: 7.5/10 One point for each of Ben’s organs to be transplanted in the future.
Ben: Do I get a say in this?
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