Reading Analysis: Never Let Me Go Review
Although Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a fascinating literary work, the Wikipedia entry does not present its contents succinctly and logically. The lead section begins well by highlighting Kazuo Ishiguro’s achievements including why she is a prominent author. However, the introduction does not mention the main content, aim or the theme of the novel. Instead, the entry has focused on telling other literary works written by the author. In the lead section, a quality article should provide a brief description of the author and article’s summary. The structure is clear and has covered the major topics about the article. The major subheadings include the plot, title, characters, receptions, adaptions, references and external links. However, presenting the plot ahead of the title do not give the report a proper structure. Providing the title before the plot summary helps the reader to connect with the plot summary. The title gives the reader the origin of the novel and the reasons behind the story writing. Despite the analysis lacking the clear lead and improper structure, plot summary and character analysis are well-presented. The plot summary captures the main characters: Kathy, Ruth and Tommy and how they develop the novel’s title, Never Let Me Go. The three characters seem inseparable while in Hailsham and later when they join the cottage. However, their efforts to remain their bond becomes futile, and the only plea they have for one another is, “never let each other go.” The plea starts with Ruth who dies after making her second donation. To save their lives, Tommy and Kathy enter into a relationship, but they are not deferred from making the donations (Wikipedia). Tommy’s time comes, and he goes, and later it is Kathy’s turn to start her donations. Even though, the ‘never let me go’ phrase is not in the plot summary in calls for the witty of the reader to connect the plot summary with the title of the novel. The analysis describes the role and development of each character throughout the story, but it does not provide how the major characters contribute to the development of the title. The analysis could have been made better by introducing the title before the plot summary.In spite of the shortcomings, the analysis presents the reception in an argumentative and supportive manner. The authors disagreeing with the Kazuo Ishiguro’s work have given reasons on why it does not qualify as science-fiction. For example, critics like Joseph O’Neill argues that Never Let Me Go is more of the horror novel than the fiction. I agree with the positions taken by the critics since Ishiguro’s work is truly a horror. The isolation of children from the real world, donation of organs to be used for cloning and the death scenes creates a horrific atmosphere rather than the science-fiction story.
The analysis has provided all the references used in the story. Majority of the sources are in line with the Never Let Me Go novel. Nevertheless, some citations have been used in the wrong places. For example, the second source about a film adaption has been cited wrongly. It would have been appropriate to include the second citation in the adaptions section, but not in the introduction. The analysis has produced the external links that can help the reader explore the story further.