“The basic idea behind the possibles theory was simple, and didn’t provoke much dispute. It went something like this. Since each of us was copied at some point from a normal person, there must be, for each of us, somewhere out there, a model getting on with his or her life” (Ishiguro 139)
This quote from the novel was one that I found particularly interesting. The idea it presents I feel is simply amazing. To put myself in the characters shoes, I feel this idea would captivate me. To think that there is a double of you out there someone, I wouldnt be able to stop myself from looking. I think it’s such an interesting topic to consider.
I really enjoyed this novel for a variety of reasons. I thought the whole concept of the novel was very interesting. How each of the characters goes on and lives as normal as a life they can is very intriguing. I found it to be a very sad, but also uplifting novel at the same time. Its admirable to watch these characters go through their days, knowing that they have this preordained purpose in life. They all face it in their own way. When they are eventually told by their teacher what their fate is, they all are able to deal with it accordingly. Kathy I feel deals with the situation the best, and seems the most mature about it. But each character faces it head on, the best way they can.
I really enjoyed this book, it was my favorite we read this semester. Im planning on watching the film version as well, and I hope it holds up to the novel.