Klara and the Sun: An intriguing lesson in humanity from the master

Kazuo Ishiguro examines human behaviour and its constraints through the lens of artificial intelligence

Kazuo Ishiguro sells the more extraordinary elements of his story by perfecting the mundane details


Klara and the Sun

By Kazuo Ishiguro

Faber & Faber, €14.99

Kazuo Ishiguro is a writer with the control of a world-famous tightrope walker. A master at showing how the mind observes and assesses its surroundings, the Nobel Prize-winning author usually favours formal characters in his fiction who have polite, mannered diction: think Stevens in The Remains of the Day, who misses out on a sense of human connection, or the boarding school ...