I’m ready to drop my September book recommendation, and this one’s a real thinker. The book was actually assigned to me as a part of my Literary Analysis class, and I’m currently writing a nice long paper on it (ha!). I genuinely enjoyed it, however, so I’d like to share it with you.
The name of the novel is “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Now, I realize this book is super well-known and has been made into a movie, and it looks like it’s about to be a series on FX, too, but I had never heard of it before! *face palm*. Anyway, having admitted that, I thought the book was incredible. It’s this delightful mixture of sci-fi, dystopia, and coming of age that I’ve never encountered before. The characters are rich and complex (my favorite kind) and the story is so bizarre it’ll keep you turning pages well past your bed time. A five star book in my opinion for sure!
I don’t want to give away anything about the novel. Part of the fun is trying to figure out exactly what you’re reading, and by the time you know, you’re already well invested. If you happen to read it, consider dropping me a comment and letting me know what you think! I’d love to know if any one else loves it as much as I do.
On the author update front, I am diligently writing my next novel. I’m about half-way done with it, and I think it’s going to be much softer than my first. For one, there’s not nearly as much cursing! But for another, the topic is very near and dear to my heart. The protagonist is a young man named Nathan who’s at a point in his life where he’s secretly coming to terms with his identity as non-binary. Along the way, he accidentally finds himself in a love triangle between his former best friend and a guy that they know. I know it sounds a little cliched, but the story is anything but. It’s exceptionally heartfelt, and as a nonbinary person myself, I channeled a lot of my own process and emotions into Nathan. I’m really eager to release it, but it’ll be a little while from now. There’s still editing and cover design, not to mention getting my final draft complete. I really wanted to talk about it some, though, because I think it’s a beautiful story and I’m really excited to share it when it’s ready.
That’s it in Kaycee-land for right now!
Be well my friends.