A book, a movie and a song II

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.

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