Why this book?
Klara is not exactly a female character, she is a sentient female robot, an artificial friend, who a future family purchases as a companion and mentor to their dying daughter. I was drawn to this dystopic novel as much for its masterly storytelling and clean, crisp writing as for its depiction of a powerful, kind woman in a sentient robot. To me, Klara redefines the meaning of love, devotion, and motherhood.
Klara and the Sun
Why should I read it?
10 authors picked Klara and the Sun as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
*The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
*Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021*
*A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick*
'A delicate, haunting story' The Washington Post
'This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go . . . tender, touching and true.' The Times
'The Sun always has ways to reach us.'
From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges…
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