Ep. 76 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro — The Stacks Book Club (Clark Moore)

Actor Clark Moore is back for The Stacks Book Club as we discuss Never Let Me Go by Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro. Our conversation focuses on answering a central question in the novel: Who gets to be human? We also discuss the genre of science fiction and the evolution of social movements.
There are spoilers on this episode.


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2 thoughts on “Ep. 76 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro — The Stacks Book Club (Clark Moore)

  1. I am sure you’ve already gotten comments on this a thousand times–but I’m doing a binge/catchup on your podcast, and I can’t resist. The novel is definitely set in the 1990s; in fact, in the beginning of the book, on the page before it opens, Ishiguro specifies time (19902) and place (England). I’ve taught the book a few times, and always wondered about why he set it in the 1990s, when it came out in 2005, and I came up with all sorts of ideas. And then I found out it was set when he STARTED writing the novel, and it just took him a LONG time to finish it. So much for my theories! And I really enjoyed your discussion–I think I’m going to send the link to my students from the last time I taught it!

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