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Klara and the Sun: A novel de Kazuo Ishiguro
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Klara and the Sun: A novel (edició 2021)

de Kazuo Ishiguro (Autor)

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This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, 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 that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.… (més)
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Títol:Klara and the Sun: A novel
Autors:Kazuo Ishiguro (Autor)
Informació:Vintage (2021), 418 pages
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Klara and the Sun de Kazuo Ishiguro

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    Never Let Me Go de Kazuo Ishiguro (JGoto)
    JGoto: Style and themes are similar in both of these novels by Ishigura.
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    Flowers for Algernon de Daniel Keyes (Othemts)
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Wonderful audiobook version. Will have to read or listen to again as I am sure I didn't begin to connect all the dots with lines. ( )
  MadTattler | Jun 15, 2022 |
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the author for a much-needed five star read! I was captivated by the story, grateful for being given chance to decipher the meaning for myself, and I'm still captivated by the characters after closing the book. That's all I ask for!

AF - Artificial Friend - Klara is chosen by fourteen year old Josie and taken to the remote house shared by Josie, her mother and housekeeper. Klara employs her keen observational and learning skills to watch over her young charge, who struggles with a debilitating condition after being 'lifted' or genetically enhanced. On her good days, Josie is forced to endure distance learning classes and 'society' gatherings with other lifted children, but her only true friend is her neighbour Ricky, who is considered a misfit for being kept at home by his troubled mother. Both Klara and 'the Mother' want to help Josie, whose health is gradually deteriorating, but they have opposing views of what the future holds. Klara believes that the regenerative light of the sun can also heal humans in the same way that solar power charges her own system, whereas Josie's mother intends to use Klara in far more sinister solution to potentially losing her daughter.

I absolutely loved Klara's clinical yet far from unfeeling narrative and her study of the family dynamics around her. She describes objects and locations as she sees them - the Open Plan room, 'the oblong' for personal devices - and refers to people she is addressing by name rather than 'you' ('So Josie would wish me to be present?'), which gives her a distinctive voice. She also notices small details - while sometimes missing the bigger picture - which provide the reader with deeper insight into a dystopian future which has been sketched but not shaded by the author. I also liked typical teen Josie, caught between her childhood with Ricky and a precarious future in a 'lifted' society, who is fair with Klara while sharing a loving yet complicated relationship with her mother.

A review in my copy of the book suggests that this is an easy and quick read to 'rip through' in one sitting, but I wasn't in such a hurry to leave Klara and Josie. The ending left me with a lot of questions and I was sad for Klara's fate but, despite the dystopian feel of the story, there are a lot of positive messages in this book about love and parenting and sacrifice and letting go. I want to go back and reread from different perspectives and I absolutely cannot wait for the film adaptation! ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Jun 10, 2022 |
I simply couldn't finish it. Everyone felt like an AI, maybe that's the point, but I found the book numbing.
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  jturneryamamoto | Jun 4, 2022 |
Das Buch hat mir ziemlich gut gefallen. Ich mochte die Art, wie er konsequent den Blickwinkel der KI Klara eingenommen hat und in ihrer Sprache (und mit ihrer Naivität) die Ereignisse geschildert hat. Natürlich führte das dazu, dass am Ende viele Fragen offen bleiben und gerade technische und wissenschaftliche Hintergründe anders als in anderen Büchern mit einem ähnlichen Setting nicht erklärt werden. Stattdessen konzentriert es sich mehr auf Werte wie Freundschaft und Loyalität und mit Gefühlen wie Mutterliebe und Trauer. Definitiv ein interessanter Ansatz, der auch zu Diskussionen mit anderen Lesern anregt.

Ich liebe es, wie unterschiedlich die Bücher von Ishiguro sind - dieses ist zwar nicht mein Lieblingsbuch von ihm, aber durchaus gut. ( )
  Ellemir | May 25, 2022 |
The main thing I say about Ishiguro’s works is that he writes contemplative, reflective, and conciliatory with an adeptness I've not seen in any other author. The
mixture of hard science fiction with deeply personal stories — not about a world, but about the people in a world we learn about by short reference and implication — is masterful. Too many, in my opinion, miss the mark vis-a-vis world-building and telling the story they wish to tell in that world. Ishiguro strikes that balance in a way that leaves you wanting to know just that bit more that so many other authors bore you with.

This was the first book I cried over whilst on a train. It was also the first I cried over twice whilst on a train. I don’t know that I would call it sad — not in the way Never Let Me Go is — but it pulls at something inside you that makes you want to cry out in a mixture of frustration and sadness and your own inability to do anything but watch everything fall into place, or fall apart as you may see it, all the while realizing more than our Klara ever could.

It hurts me to say for my love of Never Let Me Go, but if you are to read only one Kazuo Ishiguro, it must be Klara and the Sun. I am eminently thankful for my dear friend who recommended it to me (not knowing my love for the author), and for the copy of her’s she lent me to read. ( )
  AlunStokes | May 17, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 143 (següent | mostra-les totes)
In de licht dystopische roman voert Ishiguro een balanseer act uit op de rand van kitch. Hij slaagt er echter op een uitzonderlijke wijze in om in evenwicht te blijven. Klara en de zon is een zeer geslaagde, enigszins verontrustende en gelaagde nieuwe roman van de meesterverteller en Nobelprijswinnaar…lees verder>
 
Most of Ishiguro’s novels are slender books that are more complicated than they at first seem; Klara and the Sun is by contrast more simple than it seems, less novel than parable. Though much is familiar here—the restrained language, the under-stated first-person narration—the new book is much more overt than its predecessors about its concerns.... Ishiguro is unsentimental—indeed, one of the prevailing criticisms of him is that he’s too cold, his novels overly designed, his language detached. (Some of the worst writing on Ishiguro ascribes this to his being Japanese, overlooking that he’s lived in England since he was a small child.) In most hands, this business of the mother-figure who sacrifices all for a child would be mawkish. Here it barely seems like metaphor. Every parent has at times felt like an automaton. Every parent has pleaded with some deity for the safety of their child. Every parent is aware of their own, inevitable obsolescence. And no child can offer more than Josie’s glib goodbye, though perhaps Ishiguro wants to; the book is dedicated to his mother.
afegit per Lemeritus | editaThe New Republic, Rumaan Alam (Apr 11, 2021)
 
It explores many of the subjects that fill our news feeds, from artificial intelligence to meritocracy. Yet its real political power lies not in these topical references but in its quietly eviscerating treatment of love. Through Klara, Josie, and Chrissie, Ishiguro shows how care is often intertwined with exploitation, how love is often grounded in selfishness ... this book focuses on those we exploit primarily for emotional labor and care work—a timely commentary during a pandemic in which the essential workers who care for us are too often treated as disposable ... If Never Let Me Go demonstrates how easily we can exploit those we never have to see, Klara and the Sun shows how easily we can exploit even those we claim to love ... a story as much about our own world as about any imagined future, and it reminds us that violence and dehumanization can also come wrapped in the guise of love.
afegit per Lemeritus | editaThe Nation, Katie Fitzpatrick (Mar 24, 2021)
 
... the real power of this novel: Ishiguro’s ability to embrace a whole web of moral concerns about how we navigate technological advancements, environmental degradation and economic challenges even while dealing with the unalterable fact that we still die.... tales of sensitive robots determined to help us survive our self-destructive impulses are not unknown in the canon of science fiction. But Ishiguro brings to this poignant subgenre a uniquely elegant style and flawless control of dramatic pacing. In his telling, Klara’s self-abnegation feels both ennobling and tragic.
 
Critics often note Ishiguro’s use of dramatic irony, which allows readers to know more than his characters do. And it can seem as if his narrators fail to grasp the enormity of the injustices whose details they so meticulously describe. But I don’t believe that his characters suffer from limited consciousness. I think they have dignity. Confronted by a complete indifference to their humanity, they choose stoicism over complaint. We think we grieve for them more than they grieve for themselves, but more heartbreaking is the possibility that they’re not sure we differ enough from their overlords to understand their true sorrow. And maybe we don’t, and maybe we can’t. Maybe that’s the real irony, the way Ishiguro sticks in the shiv.... In Klara and the Sun, Ishiguro leaves us suspended over a rift in the presumptive order of things. Whose consciousness is limited, ours or a machine’s? Whose love is more true? If we ever do give robots the power to feel the beauty and anguish of the world we bring them into, will they murder us for it or lead us toward the light?
 

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This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, 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 that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

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