Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

I have read Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant, both I enjoyed, but they were very different from each other, so I wondered what this one would be like. I found it fascinating, it made me wonder what it meant to be human, and how much I would be willing to do to improve my child’s chances of success.

Here’s the blurb …

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 is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: What does it mean to love?

Ishiguro is an amazing author who writes well in so many different styles, but fundamentally they are all about the human condition; what it means to be human, relationships.

One of my book club friends put me onto the Adam Buxton podcast and he has a great episode with Ishiguro (episode 153)

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