I just finished Never Let Me Go and to be honest I didn't think much of it. It reminded me of some of the crap ideas I got when I was doing 6th form english and was trying to be all deep and meaningful, I didn't care what happened to any of the characters and just wanted to get to the end so I could read something else.
well I can see what you mean, I am dying to get the end and for something to happen but I guess I am just enchanted by his style and I keep dreaming about the characters which as you can imagine is a bit dull as nothing really happens
oooh I've just read it as well, and thought it was absolutely fab. have read the others as well. I really couldn't stand the Unconsoled - it just went on and on forever, but enjoyed the rest of his stuff.
was on Jermey Vine's 'Page Turners' on BBC1 - reviewed by Ulrika Johnson and some woman who does the National Lottery - they deemed it not to be a page turner - however audience commentors gave it the thumbs up!
so is The Unconsoled the least good of his lot then?
Just as a footnote, I recently read some Mishima short stories, said to be the foremost Japanese novelist of the 20th C and it really gave me an insight into the pace and tempo of Ishiguro's writing style, the volume was called ^Death In Midsummer^, not the cheeriest of reads but worth it