Klara is an AF, an artificial friend who is purchased by Josie’s mother. Klara is caring, perceptive and tactful; the perfect companion for Josie who has an undisclosed illness. While protecting and trying to cure Josie, Klara meets some interesting characters who also care deeply for Josie.
Ishiguro is an author I admire, and if he had not written Klara and the Sun, I would have never picked it up. The subject doesn’t interest me at all, however, Ishaguro’s understated presentation peaked my interest, made Klara, even though she is not human, a sympathetic character, and supplied me with food for thought after finishing Klara and the Sun.