BBAW Giveaway: Never Let Me Go – Book, Poster, T-Shirt!


Never Let Me Go Poster

In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.

Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

Back in June I posted the movie trailer and my thoughts on how a movie for Never Let Me Go could possibly be better than the book.  Lots of you had thoughts on that, and now the time has come when we will be able to attend the movie and see for ourselves the best way for this story to be told.

Never Let Me Go will be opening today in selected theaters in Los Angeles and New York City, and will later go to wide release.  for more information about the movie, Never Let Me Go, visit

In celebration of BBAW, leave me a comment by the end of day, Saturday September 18th letting me know which you think will be better, book or movie, and you could win the items below.  I will draw a winner on Sunday.  Don’t forget to leave an e-mail address where I can contact you if you’re the winner. Items will be shipped by giveaway sponsor.

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Signed Never Let Me Go movie poster
Never Let Me Go t-shirt

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane Good Luck!

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  1. That’s a tough choice! I’m going to have to say the book will be better, though. While I think the movie will be more immediately appealing, the book has a way of worming itself into you and staying for a long time. I didn’t even think I liked it at first, and six months later it had become one of my favorites of the year.

  2. I haven’t read the book but I am curious about the film. However, the book is normally much better than the film version…so I’ll say book. 🙂

    Feel free to enter my giveaways as well…I have a fun prize pack for BBAW!!!

  3. I think the book will be better, but I’m actually thinking of reading the book after the movie. I adore the actors in the film, and I think it will be good. My prediction: good film, greater book. I’m curious about both!

  4. Hm. Since I haven’t read the book yet, even, this is tough. I generally like to think of the book and the film as separate pieces. That trailer makes the movie look really good — so I’ll go with that as my shot in the dark guess.

  5. It usually depends if you read the book first or not. I haven’t read the book yet so I haven’t formed all my own mental images that will get ruined by the movie. However, that said, I go with the book. I always like the book better.

  6. As much as I love Keira Knightley, I most definitely think the book will be better. The movie will be fantastic, I’m sure, but the book is always better.


  7. I don’t know. I haven’t read the book but everyone I’ve spoken to said it could have been done better. Perhaps it will play out better on the big screen?? To answer the question, I’ll go out on a limb and say that the movie will be better.

  8. I have to say book, just based on past precedent, because books are almost always better than their movie adaptations.


  9. I’m going to say the book will be better because books usually are. That said, Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley are talented actors so the movie might surprise me. Best-case scenario: They’re both exceptional in their own way.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I saw a traler for the movie and I’m looking forward to it but I have learned over the years that more often than not the book is better so my vote is for the book!

    Thank you for hosting a great giveaway!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

  11. O my gosh, I’ve been wanting to read this book….and then I saw the trailer and I was blown away. Now I REALLY want to read the book – then see the movie. I think maybe the movie will be better than the book – but only to people who’ve read the book. Does that make any sense?

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

  12. I actually think the movie looks really good, but I don’t think there’s any way it could be BETTER than the book. Different and good, yes, but no way it could be better. That book is just way too good. I read it well over a year ago now and it still continues to grow on me.

  13. I have to go with the majority and say that I think the book will be better. However, the movie probably will be good — I’m impressed that they’ve made the decision to adapt a book by Ishiguro!

  14. I have an odd relationship with Ishiguro — people keep telling me I’ll love him, but I’ve never read him and have always been reluctant to do so. With the movie getting awesome reviews, I know I’m going to watch it, and eventually read the book too. So. Hm. On the fence with this one, but at this moment, I’m projecting I would enjoy the movie more. If only for that deep-seated reluctance.

  15. Well, it’s silly. I never watch the movie until reading the book. I feel the book is always the best of all. If I don’t read the book, I forego the movie. IMO.


  16. I’m going for the book. Rarely have movies been better than the book and this one does include Keira Knightly and her pout which loses one point with me.

  17. I’m sure the book will be better. So far I have always enjoyed the books better than the movies. They change things in movies and the characters don’t always look the way I want them to. lol
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  18. I picked this book up today and ALMOST bought it. I’m a big fan of books over movies (with rare exceptions) so I’ll go with book.. even though I have yet to read it!

  19. I think the book would be better.

    Count me in if this is international please.


  20. No way a movie is ever better than the book imo. Books are way more thorough than the movie and don’t leave anything out.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  21. I read a review today that said Ishiguro tries to write books that can’t be filmed well and that with this one he succeeded. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m going to stick with the book.

  22. I have to agree with nearly everyone else who said the book is bound to be better. Although movies based on books are generally good too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. I think it’s rare for a movie to be better than the book…it could be a substitute for reading a good book, but to get the author’s intentions and full impact, I think you need to read the real book. Including in this case.