I have not read Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, but I had zero idea that it was about clones. Hopefully that’s not some kind of twist or spoiler, since the trailer for the film adaptation more or less spells out that the characters are clones who are being harvested for spare parts. At least that’s what it looks like to this old feller who has seen his share of clone stories.
The adaptation is from Mark Romanek, and it looks moody and evocative and very beautiful. Can’t wait to see the whole thing for myself. Now begins the eternal film nerd conundrum – should I go read the book first?
Thanks to the many readers and Tweeters who brought this to my attention.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey