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Paperback The Buried Giant Book

ISBN: 0307455793

ISBN13: 9780307455796

The Buried Giant

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory. 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...

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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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