This is my first post in a blog ever! I am thus not really sure how significant my words should be… Therefore, to take pressure off, I will just stick to something fairly basic. As mentioned in the ‘About’ section, the main purpose of this blog is to talk about Never Let Me Go, so I will start with a few lines about the author and a question for the first few chapters of the book.
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on 8 November 1954 and came to Britain in 1960 when his father began research at the National Institute of Oceanography. He was educated at a grammar school for boys in Surrey and studied English and Philosophy at the University of Kent. Ishiguro has been writing full-time since 1982. In 1989 he received the Man Booker Prize for Remains of the Day, his third novel. Further information: www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth52
In Never Let Me Go the narrator Kathy addresses us directly, with statements like “I don’t know how it was where you were, but at Hailsham we used to have some form of medical every week” [p. 13], and she thinks that we too might envy her having been at Hailsham [p. 4]. What does Kathy assume about anyone she might be addressing, and why?