Discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Klara and the Sun"
Next month let’s discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun”. Released less than a week ago, the protagonist of the book, Klara, is a robot with artificial intelligence—an artificial friend. She has 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, suspenseful 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?
Japanese-born Ishiguro was raised in the UK. He is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world. He has received four Man Booker Prize nominations and won the award in Protected content his novel The Remains of the Day, which we discussed in this group last year.
In Protected content , the Swedish Academy awarded Ishiguro the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".
(Above descriptions redacted from Amazon.com and Wikipedia)
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