Klara and the Sun
I read this book in March and could have included it in my March in Books round-up, but feel it deserved its very own post since it was brilliant, and I was blown away by its beauty.
Klara and the Sun was unlike anything I have ever read before.
I was unaware of the works of Kazuo Ishiguro before picking up this book, and I have to admit, I only knew of this book since I had seen it popping up on just about every bestseller list over the past month.
Klara and the Sun tells the story of Klara, an AF (artificial friend) with exceptional observational qualities. The story is told through her eyes, as she travels through an unnamed village as the close companion to a little girl named Josie. The story is narrated by Klara.
I found that once I picked this book up, I was unable to put it down, finishing it in under 24 hours.
Reading this book got me thinking about some of Ishiguro's other works and I decided to add another couple to my GoodReads account for future reading.
The Remains of the Day and Never Let me Go to my GoodReads Want to Read lists so I'll get around to reading those, too, when I get through the 167 books on my shelf, or sooner, when I feel like pulling out one of Ishiguro's masterpieces.