Rewind to 2005
Book – Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
1984, Children of Men... grim futures always seem grimmer when they’re set in England’s green and pleasant land, and this literary science fiction novel is no different. While Ishiguro’s alternative Britain is no fascist dystopia, the fate of the principal characters – destined from birth and slowly unfolded to the reader in all its horrendous detail – is as unsettling and saddening as anything else you could read that year. Ignore the Keira Knightly movie adaptation – read this instead.