I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Vixen's Reads: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage International)
A tale of 3 friends living a predetermined life.  A short life that completes in the first or maybe fourth organ donation.  
  • science fiction
  • cloning and medical advancement
  • humanity
  • friendship
  • melancholic

Points I have pondered on:

What does it take to be human?
The world we live in is full of divides. These divisions of race, color, religion, culture, nation etc., do not only separate us physically but they also ensure that we all stay divided. The permanency of these things that keep us light years further apart from our actual distances, depends solely upon how far longer we arrogantly sustain the thought that we are more human, thus more deserving, than others. 

The soul.
One of the many things most of us believe in, is the existence of souls. What is the criteria for one to have a soul? Who are soulless creatures and how exactly do we deal with those categorized as such? Pardon the rhetorics, but these are serious thoughts.

That bossy best friend.
Admit it, best friends can ruin your life if you let them get away with it. How Gossip Girl is that?! hahaha I thank God I dont have to compete with any of my friends. Im not the competitive type anyway.  I rarely put border lines on friendship, there are no rules except to just be truthful.

I love the story of this book although Im not much of a fan of how it was written.  First person narrations either capture my attention right away or it just cant keep me interested.  I am big on first impressions.  The sadness of the novel is felt immediately.  Make me cherish my lifelong connections and appreciate how human I am.


  1. visiting you here. Lovely blog and nice post, virtuous and philosophical. Have a nice day.:-)

  2. oh i've never read this one, but i did read Remains of the Day by Ishiguro and it was great.