Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro


Bookseller Review by Miriam:

‘I read this book 2 weeks before writing this review and am still thinking about it! Klara, the central AI character in this disturbing sci-fi, near future novel, seems to me to show more emotional intelligence than her humans. Questions are posed on the nature and limitations of human and inhuman love, faith, loyalty, service and ultimately, obsolescence. As she is solar-powered, Klara sees the sun simply as a life-force to be harnessed for the good of her owner. I felt great affection for Klara, an android navigating a world of  pain and pleasure – it made a truly thought-provoking read!’


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This novel tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour 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.

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