Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2022
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Vintage
My Copy library audiobook
First Read April 06, 2023

Klara and the Sun

This is VERY Ishiguro; like a clear mashup of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. I listened on audiobook, which makes me always a little more forgiving of tedium (weirdly! since it takes longer!). But this was sweet, pretty obvious, although I think paced a bit weird. There's this really nice, deft buildup that points to a big plot reveal. And then nothing really happens with that? I mean, it's technically resolved in the plot but the emotional punch of it never really gets resolved. Feels like it's missing a chapter somewhere.

Noted on April 18, 2023

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