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Hardcover The Buried Giant Book

ISBN: 030727103X

ISBN13: 9780307271037

The Buried Giant

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From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely...

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3 ratings

One of my absolute favorites

The book is written so beautifully yet so devastating as well. Ishiguro explores the memory and the effect of remembering what we have forgotten. The characters are amazing and all deserve extra thought and to truly dwell and examine what Ishiguro intended

A Quest of Memory

A story of love and devotion, with a quest to recover stolen memories…. Axl and Beatrice seek out their grown son, but find their memories fail them as a result of a pervasive mist that clouds the mind and hampers memory. Chivalrous dialogue, compelling characters, and a love for the ages are well represented, with a sprinkling of dark monks, ogres, sprites, and knights of historic import along the way. The whole book reads ethereally, surely just as the characters are living the story. There is a steady building of tension but no real satisfying peak; the climaxes are rather downplayed, the battles instantaneous and with little detail. It’s a very sedate adventure despite the potential excitement of hidden tunnels, a burning monastery, torture-by-predator birds, and a dragons lair. Safe for readers of most ages, 12+.


Hard to describe this one, but it will stay with you. I find myself thinking over passages of this book throughout the day. If I had to explain the premise of this one... the best I could come up with is a fairy tale for adults, a fable maybe. This one defies categorizing, and is a must read. It made me wish I was in a book club just so I could talk about it. I know, nerdy AF, but I don't care.

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The Buried Giant in Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
Published by Bianca Smith • October 18, 2017
Last week author, Kazuo Ishiguro received a call most only dream of - he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature!
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