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Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

farnia's review

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2.0

⭐️2.5

kaylafle23's review

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funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

andreaisabelh's review

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

4.0

christinahernandez's review

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dark sad slow-paced

3.25

afterttherain's review

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5.0

my first Ishiguro read! I wasn't sure to expect at the beginning but this was really nice to get me out of my reading slump lately ... and very gentle and soft somehow I'm pretty sure I cried multiple times. I like the writing style so I might give his other books a try!

lshears_'s review

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3.0

A girl called Josie and her mother purchase an AF (artificial friend) called Klara, who then observes their interactions, and the interactions between Josie and her friend, Rick.

The first half of this book was really enjoyable: written from Klara's perspective, her observations of human behaviour are charming, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. The second half brings in some interesting themes around environmentalism, loss, and the limits of AI, but ultimately falls flat and fails to add anything new to the AI/sci-fi elements of the novel. If you're happy reading books with lots of dialogue then it's worth a read for Klara, who is a compelling character who kept me reading to the end, but I would've expected more depth and idea development from Ishiguro.

julieacf's review against another edition

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

4.5

laurencb's review

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adventurous inspiring slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

optimiste's review

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

5.0

shinigvmi's review against another edition

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challenging reflective sad medium-paced

3.75