84 pages 2 hours read

Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

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Before You Read

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Super Short Summary

In Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara, an android designed to provide companionship for children, is purchased by Chrissy for her daughter Josie, who is suffering from a mysterious illness linked to genetic engineering. Klara becomes involved in the family's life, learning about love, sacrifice, and the complexities of human relationships as she attempts to help Josie.

Reviews & Readership

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Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun intricately explores artificial intelligence and human emotions through the perspective of Klara, an AI. Positive reviews highlight the compelling, empathetic narrative and Ishiguro's masterful storytelling. However, some critics find the pacing slow and the world-building sparse. Overall, it is praised for its thought-provoking themes.

Who should read this

Who Should Read Klara and the Sun?

A reader who would enjoy Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro is likely captivated by speculative fiction that explores human relationships and artificial intelligence. Fans of Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick will appreciate its thought-provoking narrative and moral complexities.

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