I was going to write and rail a touch against Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, which styles itself as literary science fiction; and all the beginners sci-fi errors it makes. That was until I stumbled across the trailer for the new Michael Bay film The Island starring Ewan MacGreggor and Scarlett Johansson, which appears to have exactly the same premise*. So I will wait to compare and contrast the chamber piece of lit fiction from the master of quiet scenes, compared to its treatment by the man who is not afraid of blowing stuff up. Over and over again.

*Which I will not reveal here but suffice to say that both the trailer and the first page of the book give it away. Albeit Ishiguro thinks he hasn’t for another 170 pages. This being one of the beginners sci-fi errors.