Notes from a small island
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Saturday, February 26, 2005  

So what is Never Let Me Go really about? It's about the steady erosion of hope. It's about repressing what you know, which is that in this life people fail one another, grow old and fall to pieces. It's about knowing that while you must keep calm, keeping calm won't change a thing. Beneath Kathy's flattened and lukewarm emotional landscape lies the pure volcanic turmoil, the unexpressed yet perfectly articulated, perfectly molten rage of the orphan.

-- From M John Harrison's review of the new Kazuo Ishiguro novel, in the UK Guardian Saturday Review. (Also in the Saturday Review, Mike Phillips reviews The Encyclopaedia of Jamaican Heritage, edited by Olive Senior.)

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