Thanks V. I really enjoyed Klara and the Sun. I love the premise, particularly the period with Klara in the store, she's so innocent. The way that Klara processes complex information by seeing it in boxes is a stroke of cubist genius. He's such a unique writer that it's pointless musing how one would have perhaps tackled things later differently, as he is what he is! You just have to suspend what you know about how people behave and accept his 'reality'.