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.