“Never Let Me Go” Contest/Giveaway

It’s on your list of favorite books. I know it. I’ve yet to meet any one of you who says otherwise. And now they’ve gone and made a movie. You must be excited.

We’re excited too. And happy to have a few goodies to give away to the lucky three of you who answer this question best:

How do you relate to a story about cloned children growing up secluded in an idyllic countryside, only partially aware of their purpose in life, who later grow up to fulfill it without once rebelling against it in action?

Length and breadth are of no concern. Only truthfulness. You can answer in comments or via email. The deadline for the contest is the date of the film’s early release in NY/LA on September 15th.

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Here’s what you can win:

Signed film poster (signed by director Mark Romanek)
Never Let Me Go book by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go t-shirt


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Want to interview Kazuo Ishiguro himself? Ask him anything you want.

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2 responses to ““Never Let Me Go” Contest/Giveaway

  1. LemonTreeHouse

    How do you relate to a story about cloned children growing up secluded in an idyllic countryside, only partially aware of their purpose in life, who later grow up to fulfill it without once rebelling against it in action?

    I puzzled at why I responded to Kathy and her schoolmate’s story so strongly for a long time. I think it connects to that little piece in me that says life is enough of a struggle every day and it is just so much easier to accept the life that I was given. But at the same we see the beauty in using the time we’re given to be as happy as possible when Kathy and Tommy spend his final months together soaking up what they could. I think everyone feels at one point or another like they’re the only person that’s different and not good enough for the happiness they see around them. This story is the written expression of these tiny thoughts that go unuttered.

  2. LemonTreeHouse:
    In today’s strive-for-your-goals-make-yourself-better-Now! world, it takes some courage to write what you have. And I will second that. It’s absolutely true and it’s a hard, fine balance between accepting your lot, hanging your head and moving forward for safety’s sake and throwing caution to the wind, so to speak.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    -Aida

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