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Klara and the Sun

I just finished reading Klara and the Sun by Nobel Prize-winning British writer Kazuo Ishiguro (fancy). It was interesting but I can’t say it’s my favorite thing I’ve read this year. It was interesting that it was first-person from the perspective of a naive android learning about human relationships. A lot of it about a putatively soulless robot living in a human family, the nature of intelligence, love, and faith.

I thought it was a bit unusual that the end of the book had classroom discussion topics. It just came out 6 months ago, and they assume it’s going to be taught in classes. I guess that’s what a Nobel Prize gets you.

Anyway, it was pretty good and I would recommend it for getting partially (but not all the way) out of a sci-fi rut.

Matt

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