Buried Giant (Vintage International), The

Kazuo Ishiguro
In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him.         As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory, an extraordinary tale of love, vengeance, and war.


Reviewed: 2018-12-05

Not a book you love, but one you think about when you are finished reading.  What is lost when memory fades and equally as important (?) what is gained.  An ending which reminds us that we all face our end alone, no matter what our life/love circumstances have been.  

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