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Never Let Me Go, book vs. movie

October 27, 2009


This is a great novel. A terrific introduction to Ishiguro, because that’s what it was for me—I have yet to read the more famous, beloved Remains of the Day. Never Let Me Go really flows, all under the narrator’s commanding voice, which is the book’s biggest strength. As for its “secret,” I’m not even sure […]

The Abstinence Teacher

December 26, 2008


I’m not quite sure what went wrong for author Tom Perrotta this time around. I happen to have really liked the two books I read by him before this one. Joe College was heartfelt, funny, and pretty deep for a story ostensibly about such lighthearted fare as college social life. And Little Children—I say this […]