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Klara and the sun

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- Book - 2021 Science Fiction / Ishiguro, Kazuo, Adult Book / Fiction / Science Fiction / General / Ishiguro, Kazuo 1 On Shelf 194 requests on 26 copies Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, is designed to be a playmate for real children. From her place in the store she watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and those who pass on the street outside. In conversations with the other AI and the Manager, she remains hopeful she will be chosen. When a possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book

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Slow meditation submitted by mowjac on June 22, 2021, 9:01am I am a long time science fiction fan, so I was curious what a literary giant's version of that would look like. Ishiguro is more interested in the effects of science and the way we use science to try to address--or circumvent--human problems. The plot is pure Jodi Picoult, but coming from Klara's viewpoint gives us a much more sympathetic view of everyone. I'm not sold as Klara as an AI construct; she's too placid, but it's an interesting contemplation of the human condition.

Of course, it is good submitted by kath on July 17, 2021, 5:11pm Ishiguro is a great writer. Everything he writes is pretty good. This books has many of the same themes as Never Let Me Go - but modernized to address technology and AI. But still questions who is human and what is love. The story, in a low-key way, is disturbing and haunting.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 303 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780593318171
059331817X

SUBJECTS
Robots -- Fiction.
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.