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The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant 7

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2015

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'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 a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.

ISBN:
9780571315048
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2015
Publisher:
Faber
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x27mm
Weight:
0.44kg
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  • Beauty of prose prevails for Ishiguro

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    Ten years after his super selling futuristic Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro takes us back to Dark Ages Britain to set his fable on memory, forgetting, love, war and revenge. As ever with Ishiguro, the beauty of his prose is deceiving, hiding an unsettling edge which can be hard to pinpoint.

  • Clunky language - poor storyline

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    First review ever because I hated this book and don't want others to read the reviews and buy it.
    The language is awful and jarring and not fluid to read. The characters aren't likeable and the story is not engaging. I wouldn't have bothered finishing it but I have a rule to always finish books. If you don't like it at the beginning - it doesn't get better.

  • Puts one in in mind of an Old English poem

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    The Buried Giant draws on Arthurian mythology and the history of invasion and racial tension through the Dark Ages to examine memory at both an individual and societal level. Reading this puts one in mind of listening to a story told over winter months stuck inside, both beautiful and with more to grasp than what is apparent on the surface. As always Ishiguro, with his particular ability to reinvent his writing style for each book, has delivered a completely new novel to anything he's previously written.

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