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Jan 24, The Buried Giant [ebook] by Kazuo Ishiguro (epub/mobi) By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of CLICK TO DOWNLOAD. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize– winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro Buy the Audiobook Download: . The Buried Giant does what important books do: It remains in the mind long after it has.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Brief summary and review, no spoilers. This novel takes place in England and the time period is right after the reign of the legendary King Arthur - which is all somewhat deliberately vague. The storyline centers around the travels of 5 main characters. The first two characters we meet - and indeed in many ways the central two characters - are an elderly couple who leave their village in search of their son.
Their memories are fading and they are not sure where their son is or even what he looks like anymore. Their reason for leaving their village are hazy as well; ostensibly something to do with their being denied a candle by other villagers.
The other characters are a young boy, a brave warrior and a valiant old knight. So much of the storyline is dreamlike and vague and I believe your ultimate enjoyment and satisfaction of this novel is based on the premise that the less you know the better, so I will only say a bit more without causing any spoilers. We know that the characters all unite at some point. We know that they are all on different missions.
Their goals are seemingly unclear but will become clear at the end.
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I loved this book. At the same time I have to say that it was not a quick read for me and there were points up until midway when I thought about giving up on it. Part of this was that I am not usually a fan of books that are somewhat "dreamlike" or surreal and I usually like my stories more straight-forward and grounded.
There are lots of points in this book where you feel your own memory is fading; indeed what it might be like to have dementia. That Ishiguro pulls this off so effectively is impressive but daunting for the reader. So for me, this book took a bit of work, but I was so glad by the time I finished that I had read it. The prose, as with any of the other book by this author, is just gorgeous. You really don't want to skip one word and you really shouldn't.
I do promise you that it all comes together beautifully by the end, and it was quite an emotional read for me. The storyline is so heartfelt and very mythic in feel and Ishiguro has some poignant and powerful things to say about love and vengeance, morals and ethics and about memory and reflection.
Just amazing. Highly recommended. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have never read anything quite like this ever before.. The Buried Giant is part fable, part road-story, part exploration of character: I can think of some people who'd find this writing infuriating: Once I'd decided simply to allow the author's approach to work itself out, I loved it: I went on to read some of the author's other works: I now have a new author to follow.
Paperback Verified Purchase. Is memory a treasure that gives our lives meaning and shapes our identities--or a curse that keeps us from feeling love and acceptance in the present?
The Buried Giant is an ideal example of what rich, meaningful, challenging literary fantasy can do. It's reminiscent of Ishiguro's own work Never Let Me Go similarly exemplifies the potential of literary science fiction but also of the philosophical, allegorical, character-driven fantasy of Mervyn Peake, Gene Wolfe, Ursula Le Guin, and Margo Lanagan whose amazing Tender Morsels is also a must-read , among others.
Imagine Wolfe's Wizard Knight series with its Arthurian setting and unpredictability but with elderly protagonists, a smaller cast, and a focus on memory and how it can provide meaning and also create pain--for individuals and nations and you'll have a good picture of what to expect from The Buried Giant.
Literal events are comprehensible with some effort despite shifting points of view and breaks in chronology as characters start stories and only later explain the events leading up to them , but the novel leaves open profound questions about love, war, violence, and memory. It's also consistently beautiful and engaging at the sentence level--unlike in much generic fantasy which sometimes presents elaborate worlds and plots but falls flat in emotion, dialogue, and characterization , characters each speak and act in completely distinct ways, and there is wit and meaningful, often moving emotions in the smallest incidents.
The novel is more about its characters and themes than its plot, and it isn't dependent on lots of things happening, but by the end, the lives of the characters, and the shape of their world, are indeed fundamentally changed.
Unfortunately, books like this often disappoint the two groups of readers who give them a chance: But for those who can appreciate literary fantasy my own favorite form of literature , it will be magical--the kind of book to read and reread and give to others in the hopes they will feel the same.
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