“The Sun always has ways to reach us.“
Well I’m sure you’ve heard of the author Kazuo Ishiguro and you may have even heard of/read his Nobel Prize winning book, ‘Never Let Me Go’! Yet I was always reluctant to read any of his books, foolishly branding them as ‘not my kinda thing’.
Yet here I am not UTTERLY in love with the way Kazuo writes and the stories he creates.
‘Klara and The Sun’ is about a robot (Klara) who, like many other robots, has been designed to be a child’s companion. Yet this is no ordinary robot/science fiction novel. Klara is VERY different from the other robots and is very socially aware and observant. So when she is picked to be the companion of a very sick child, Klara cannot help herself but try to understand the dynamic and history between the child and her unusual mother.
This book took me marvellously by surprise and I found the story easy to follow and gripping. I wanted to try and figure out the back story before it was given and I especially loved all the topics this book explored!