YMMV / Never Let Me Go

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Andrew Garfield as a clone considering his most famous character's infamous Clone Saga.
  • It Was His Sled: Though most trailers played up the love triangle aspect and kept the plot quiet, most audience members already know that the students are Walking Transplant clones. Some marketing materials, film or book reviews, or even book jackets and book club handouts assume you know the twist, which, granted, to many is either a Captain Obvious Reveal or dropped so early that it hardly qualifies. It has been more or less spoiled out on the trope page for your convenience.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The whole thing is pretty chilling, especially the way they refer to a donor's death as "completing."
  • Sci Fi Ghetto: Don't you dare call this book science fiction. Sure there are sci-fi elements, but that doesn't make it sci-fi. Why? Because sci-fi is for grubby basement dwellers, and really smart people like this, therefore it must be literature. Don't you dare call this book speculative fiction/fantasy. Sure there are speculative fiction/ wizard elements, but that doesn't make it speculative fiction/fantasy. Why? Because speculative fiction/fantasy is for people interested in plots that don't require a suspension of disbelief the size of (insert celestial body here) and really forgiving people like this, therefore it must be speculative fiction/fantasy with plot holes.