Tag: Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Klara and the Sun – Full Thoughts

    NOTE: This review contains spoilers below the synopsis. For my spoiler-free review, please see my YouTube video. Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel takes us to a world of the not-so-distant future, where AI and humans live side-by-side…literally. Klara, an artificial friend (“AF”), relates to us her journey of leaving a shop window for a home with […]

  • Why Do We Love Robots? – Thoughts While Reading Klara and the Sun

    I am currently 60% through Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, Klara and the Sun. In recent years, the British writer has pivoted away from psychological family dramas towards science fiction and fantasy. Klara and the Sun, in fact, is narrated by an artificial friend (or “AF”) called Klara, who relates her experiences starting as a robot […]

  • Never Let Me Go – Reaction

    I’ve now read 6 1/2 books by Kazuo Ishiguro. At his best, he’s my favorite writer in the world: subtle, poignant, and deft at infusing hard questions into personal stories. Some of his novels just don’t resonate with me, though, and Never Let Me Go is unfortunately one of them. The premise – of clone […]

  • January Catch-Up – Five Reviews

    I feel like this is going to be another whirlwind year in slow motion (yes, that’s a thing). Goodreads says I’m already behind on my reading challenge. Oh well—I’ve been reading, anyway! Here are some books I’ve needed to review but didn’t feel like doing an entire post or video about. Naturally, it’s turned out […]