lara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro is a charming yet nihilistic fable of man’s isolated future. In this not too distant or improbable alternate future, parents arrange mandatory play dates for their children’s social advance, and buy friendship for their children through artificial intelligence robots.
Klara, our story’s protagonist, is one such AF. We follow her from her storefront beginnings through her burgeoning understanding of her new charges human interactions through to her planned obsolescence.
In a world of robots who possess more humanity than the humans they serve, Kazuo Ishiguro takes us on a beautifully crafted heroes journey of discovery, connection , faith, loss and sacrifice. In today’s world where many make more eye contact with our iPhones than our human loves, this cautionary tale reminds us that human connection is the bedrock of human life.
Klara and the Sun is the first novel
Kazuo Ishiguro has published since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.
Editors Note: Thanks to Dr Patricia Raymond for coming through with a review for me.I was at a three-day event and was happy that someone saved me from having to do a review today. Thanks, Sis!