Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was so heartfelt. I’d recommend it for anyone. Would make a great book club pick.
Really hits on human nature. Takes a contemplative approach at the questions of life. Being human, human characteristics, most importantly I feel it proposes a question of “Who are you?” At least that’s what I got out of it as the sum is quite open-ended.
This deep yet simplistic phrasing really helped to make the main characters shine in their vulnerabilities, innocence contrasts with the not-so-innocent, their infancy to maturing development in personhood and relationships, discovery, and pondering the future,
It’s different than what I’ve ever read before and I quite liked it for that alone.
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