Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.
In episode five, they discuss an alternate world in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. The novel is about friends Kathy, Tommy and Ruth who grow up together at a seemingly idyllic boarding school in the English countryside. When they leave the school and the horrible truth of their true purpose is revealed to them, they must simultaneously confront deep-seated feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to tear their friendship asunder.
This book has been adapted in 2010 by director Mark Romanek starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightly and Andrew Garfield.
Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about the themes, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted version.
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