Never Let Me Go is the story of three people--Kathy, Tommy and Ruth--who at first appear to be ordinary children attending an exclusive and indefinably creepy but otherwise ordinary English boarding school. The only other thing you need to know is that the book is a page turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish.But, as you've probably already guessed, there is more to it than that - the story's protagonists are actually clones raised for their organs.
Janet notes that Never Let Me Go raises a number of questions in biomedical ethics. Based on a discussion that started in the comments to that post, she follows up with a look at the scientific plausibility of the biomedical technology.
Tags:Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, bioethics, organ donation