Fantasy Shmantasy

Excited to have started Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest and greatest. This book provoked a good amount of controversy because he elected to write it in the “Fantasy” genre. 

I really don’t see why Fantasy sets readers off. “Never Let Me Go,” one of Ishiguro’s most beloved novels, clearly belongs to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy realm. 

All books are fantasy anyway, created in the mind of their writers. Dragons, retired butlers, teenage lovers — it is all the same. Love gained and love lost. 

More on that later, though, for now I have to say that what’s most surprising about the book so far is how evocative it is of Samuel Beckett’s dreary reality. 

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