Even though I read a great deal, I don’t often share every book that I read here, as I try my best to stay on topic. However. When I read a book that I cannot forget about, one that haunts me on my runs, I have to share.
Obviously Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is not a new one, as it was made into a movie that most people saw a few years ago.
Whatever I was doing in 2010 (most likely running too much), I didn’t see it. Nor had I read the book.
But the cover caught my eye at the library the other day, and I knew it was time to find out what all of the fuss was about.
It was one of the best books I have ever read. Hands down. It touched on so many emotions, so many fears, and best of all, the ability we have, as a society, to sweep our knowledge under a rug as long as our everyday lives are comfortable.
I won’t get into the details, because I think you need to read it for yourself.
Meanwhile, I will be ordering the movie on Netflix ASAP.
I cannot imagine that the movie can possibly do the book justice, but I am willing to give it a shot.
Meanwhile, as I was finishing the book last night by the fire, Oldest was playing music on his laptop.
Every once in a while, as I am listening to his playlists, I will be struck by a particular song.
Last night, “Dirty Paws” by Of Monsters and Men seemed incredibly appropriate for the mood of the book:
This happens sometimes, a book, a movie seem to pull me in all at once.
I love when that happens.