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Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

lekg's review

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emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

sophia_jane's review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

hipstamom's review

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emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

absurtiddy's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

bwilsxo's review against another edition

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1.0

DNF’d at around 50%. I tried to get into this book all the way to part 3, but I just couldn’t force it. Reading other reviews showed me I wasn’t alone in this feeling. Neat concept, not the best execution.

bookstabulous's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

epilieaspiechick's review

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4.0

I'm always happy to read Kazuo Ishiguro! He has such an interesting perspective that he lets shine through his works. In this one, the focus is on artificial intelligence.

I was surprised at how much Klara felt human with the way she interacted with others. She may be artificial, but she has such an appreciation for the world through her observational talents. It's intriguing to see how the AF ended up almost turning the sun into a god in it's own way.

The ending wasn't what I expected, but it was satisfying enough.

jb_ffx's review

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3.0

Maybe 3.5 stars. Maybe. It was fine, but it didn’t wow me. I was expecting so much more.

zoekimber's review

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4.0

This is the first of Ishiguro's works I've read and overall I really enjoyed it! It too a while to get into but it raised some really interesting themes about love, loneliness and how the world might look in the future.

booksbea's review against another edition

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5.0

I loved this book! The dystopian world created is so interesting, and having Klara narrate the story is genius. It is almost like the story has an unreliable narrator because Klara does not fully understand the scope of human interaction. I also loved how the author explored Klara's limitations and her belief system. I highly recommend the audiobook version.