2021 Booker Prize Longlist: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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This thread is for discussion of Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. No unhidden spoilers, please.
This one had a slow start, but once it got going, I found it to be a pretty amazing book. Klara is a cutting-edge robot designed to be a companion for humans. She comes across as very human-like, but Ishiguro is careful to also give her robotic flaws so we never stop seeing her as AI. She is bought and becomes the companion of a young girl named Josie who is suffering from some sort of illness. Since Klara is solar-powered, she is programmed to know that sun=life. Unfortunately, she has no ability to know what life actually is, or how her life is different from a human life, but she does know that the sun will help Josie, so she spends her time trying to figure out where the sun goes. I loved Never Let Go and found this one asked a lot of the same questions - what makes a human a human?