WHAT BOOK would author Victoria Hislop take to a desert island? 

WHAT BOOK would author Victoria Hislop take to a desert island?

Victoria Hislop is currently reading Klara And The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Author would take War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy to a desert islandShe revealed I Am David by Anne Holm first gave her the reading bug 

…are you reading now?

Klara And The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s strangely disturbing, I must confess. I didn’t expect that. The voice of the Artificial Friend (AF) Klara is very real and in a totally different ‘register’ to the way any human being talks (but in a convincing way).

It’s really getting under my skin. For me it’s a great companion piece with Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me, which also dived into the subject of artificial intelligence, but from a different angle.

What is it to be human? Both of these great writers help us to explore this question — but leave ambiguity over the answer.

Victoria Hislop (pictured) is currently reading Klara And The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

…would you take to a desert island?

War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I read it last year and the moment I finished I wanted to start all over again. It is so rich with characters, stories, history, emotion, intellectual ideas — it lacks nothing.

It is the longest, but also the best, book I have ever read and I am eager to have time to re-read it.

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