The Buried Giant: A Novel
The extraordinary new novel from the author ofNever Let Me Goand the Booker Prize–winningThe Remains of the DayThe Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased.The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl... show more
The extraordinary new novel from the author ofNever Let Me Goand the Booker Prize–winningThe Remains of the DayThe Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased.The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
The language in this book, especially the dialogue, is highly stylized. It brings to mind not only a different time, but a different type of form altogether - at times it feels like a play, or performative storytelling. There's a disjointed dreamlike quality to the story itself, and there is a great...
George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Kazuo Ishiguro explores that notion in his novel The Buried Giant, set medieval Britain. Axl and Beatrice are an elderly couple who decide, quite inexplicably, to visit their son who lives in a village a shor...
This latest book by Kazuo Ishiguro has the feel of another experimental departure. There is no doubt the author is a gifted writer and yet in this sojourn into the genre of fantasy and legend, his mastery of language underpins another compelling novel. It has not always been the case (I disliked 'Th...
The Buried Giant, set in post-Roman Britain, is the story of an old married couple, Axl and Beatrice, who go on a journey to find their son. They think he lives in a village a couple of days' walk away. They're not sure, because the land is cloaked in a mist of forgetting: no-one seems to be able to...
“Who knows what will come when quick-tongued men make ancient grievances rhyme with fresh desire for land and conquest?” Recently, I attended an Author talk given by David Mitchell and Kazuo Ishiguro at the Southbank Center. I’ll admit that I had no idea who Ishiguro was. I was only there for Mit...