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Sep 12, 2021cknightkc rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Have you ever looked at a piece of abstract art others call a masterpiece, and you struggle to appreciate what they see in it? That’s how I feel after reading KLARA AND THE SUN. While I found the beginning quite interesting and Klara’s…
Sep 11, 2021IndyPL_CarriG rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Brilliant and subtle, this is the type of book that seems very easy and light and yet has layers and layers that keep you thinking after you finish. Ishiguro's novels always have astounding world-building in a show-don't-tell kind of way,…
Aug 25, 2021jmikesmith rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4094802983
Aug 23, 2021CH6114 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
There were too many flaws in logic. An "intelligent", self-aware robot that is supposed to be capable of learning yet isn't programed with even the most rudimentary science of planets rotating around a star called the sun. Then, there…
Aug 22, 2021bconnor207 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
It sounded/sounds like an interesting storyline, but ended up returning the book after a few pages because I find myself needing "meatier" reading material.
Aug 17, 2021bstout0871 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Since I hated Remains of the Day, I wasn't anxious to tackle another one of his but I have to say the creativity of an Artificial Friend as a first person narrative was quite intriguing. I couldn't put the book down but only because I…
Aug 17, 2021kathylou rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Kind of disappointing. It reads like a YA selection. If you have never read a novel about a self aware robot, this isn't a bad choice. You might notice that the book cover has no current reviews, only comments about the author's previous…
Aug 14, 2021JCLCherylMY rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A bookend to Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Klara and the Sun is the optimistic story of an Artificial Friend and her quest to protect her human friend, Josie. Ishiguro wrote this novel before the pandemic, but the corollaries are chilling,…
Aug 13, 2021
interesting story; great writer
Aug 12, 2021Walter724 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book because I read his novel The Remains of The Day years ago, and this is a good author. The story is charming in many ways, and the characters are likable. I grew to care about them. At the same time, the…
Aug 09, 2021hRuth rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I never read sci-fi but “Klara .....” Caught my attention. It was strange but compelling. All the way to the ending I was hoping to understand it but maybe you’re not supposed to with fantastical stories. “Interesting!”
Aug 08, 2021lindahiggins rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Over rated. predictable, 1.5
Jul 29, 2021orangelibrarycard rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed Klara's enchanting childlike (even poetic) voice that slowly reveals a future world where children are "lifted" and whose parents purchase artificial friends for them. With her observant and questioning brain, Klara strives to be…
Jul 10, 2021takeclare rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Klara and the Sun is Ishiguro’s latest novel, and characteristically reflects a finely-wrought, deeply affecting emotional tone. Klara is an ‘Artificial Friend’, a model of android purchased by parents as companions for children. Operating…
Jul 07, 2021Legend62 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Well written. Very engrossing. All about a robotic friend (Artificial Friend - AF) that is in a shop for families to buy for a companion for their children. An interesting twist to it for the family. In the end though kind of a let down. I…
Jun 28, 2021MeOwnEyes rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I want one. AI is inevitable. But how about an AF that’s not only programed to be extremely loyal, aware of peoples feelings, but also has the ability & desire to learn about new experiences. Author has a keen ability of having the reader…
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Jun 28, 2021JCLIanH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Ishiguro's Nobel Prize for Literature was well earned, and he one again proves that here. The way he can hop around genres, and yet deliver universal and incisive storytelling is incredible. Here he examines humanity through the eyes of an…
Jun 27, 2021beetlebaily rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book is not as good as his earlier novel "Neve let me go" which I considered superb. However, this book is excellent. I give it 4 stars out of 5. It is gripping and deals with many complex issues, but primarily the love for one…
Jun 21, 2021DPL_Graham rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A truly memorable book by Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant. Klara is an android built to be a companion and caretaker for kids and teens. Praised for her empathy and observation abilities, Klara sees the world around her vastly…
Jun 19, 2021Adele_Jaunty rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
In Ottawa, those who like the Voice of Fire painting will likely like this book as the book in my view is the equivalent in writing. The book reviews I read all indicated a spectacular read, with lots of hype. The book itself is a great…
Jun 09, 2021cloverpatch1 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
A really annoying prose style. Possibly ranks in the top ten worst ever. I get it but ...
Jun 08, 2021Bududo rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is based on an interesting premise - one of a culture dependent on humanoid robots with advanced artificial intelligence providing companionship to adolescents. The beginning is quite promising but then the author gets rather…
Jun 03, 2021krsbozo_menlo rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I read this book at the same time as I was reading "The Remains of the Day," also by Kazuo Ishiguro. Both books tell the story of a servant, in this case the servant is artificial friend who will sacrifice herself for her human friend...…
May 23, 2021llewol rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Really lovely novel narrated by Klara, an Artificial Friend. Set in the near future, Klara is a perfect naïve storyteller who has no context for her experiences other than what she has been programmed or what she has observed and learned…
May 21, 2021johnulee rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The world created is similar to the one that exists today... those with and those without... opportunities. Klara (the robot) offers us insight of a child and how they think and evolve, what they consider as they accumulate experiences,…