“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.”
~ Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
This is the beautifully written story of a group of private school children, completely isolated from the outside world, in a very unique circumstance. The prose is lyrical and in striking contrast to the children’s destiny. Read it without reading any reviews or seeing the movie….it needs to begin at the beginning to really be appreciated. If you don’t intend to read the story (a pity), you can watch the 2010 movie. The trailer is below.