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The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
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3.40 75
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571315048 (0571315046)
ASIN: 0571315046
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The Buried Giant: Or the Cost of Forgetting (and Remembering)
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...
Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
2.5 Great theme diminished by poor presentation
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...
Burfobookalicious rated it
3.5 'Til death us do part..........
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 English Student
The English Student rated it
4.5 The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
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...
Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like
Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like rated it
4.0 The Buried Giant - Review
“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...
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