Buried Giant: A novel, The

Kazuo Ishiguro
An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay . . ."The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war.


Reviewed: 2020-05-27
This book was not for me.
Reviewed: 2018-07-30

A husband and wife in search of their son, a knight sent by Arthur to slay a dragon, and another knight sent by his king to kill the same dragon. This story which seems to be about quests is so much more than that. The husband and wife, Axl and Beatrice, have forgotten large parts of their life together, due to the smoke breathed out by the dragon. As they search for their son they have slips of memory returning. This is a beautiful book about a married couple and what stays when so many memories are lost. I don't want to say too much about the plot, I like everyone to discover the book for themselves. The ending though I thought was perfect. It seemed as though it was really the only way it could have ended. So different from Ishiguro's other works, and yet in the style it was completely and Ishiguro novel. 

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