Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ten notable boarding school novels

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sabrina Rojas Weiss tagged ten favorite boarding school novels, including:
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

If no one told you Ishiguro’s novel is actually a cautionary sci-fi tale, you’d never know until the end. All you know at first is that Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are in a boarding school for special students, and their love triangle is one of the most restrained and tense relationships you’ll ever read.
Read about another entry on the list.

Never Let Me Go is on Allegra Frazier's top four list of great dystopian novels that made it to the big screen, James Browning's top ten list of boarding school books, Jason Allen Ashlock and Mink Choi's top ten list of tragic love stories, Allegra Frazier's list of seven characters whose jobs are worse than yours, Shani Boianjiu's list of five top novels about coming of age, Karen Thompson Walker's list of five top "What If?" books, Lloyd Shepherd's top ten list of weird histories, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best men writing as women in literature and ten of the best sentences as titles.

Also see: James Browning's ten best boarding school books and Robon Stevens's top ten boarding school stories.

--Marshal Zeringue