Satisfying Sentence: Never Let Me Go

Because some sentences deserve more attention

‘Never Let Me Go’ takes you completely inside the head of a young woman as she navigates an unimaginable life without knowing she is living one. As a result, her thoughts are uncluttered, her sentences simple and mostly unemotional. Yet the story she tells carries significant emotional undercurrents and unanswered questions, drawing the reader steadily into her troubling existence. So cleverly done by Kazuo Ishiguro.

This sentence comes from the last page, and is such a long one that I’ve cut it in half, so it’s essentially ‘Half a Satisfying Sentence’ 🙂

I was thinking about the rubbish, the flapping plastic in the branches, the shore-line of odd stuff caught along the fencing, and I half-closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I’d ever lost since my childhood had washed up…

‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash


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