Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro


For Ishiguro’s first novel in ten years this packs a good ol’ punch! Wow, I loved this book it is firmly on my re-read pile (does anyone else have one of these?).

The story, and it is a story in the traditional sense, is narrated by a third person who sets the scene – forthe more modern reader -of anEngland (post the legend of King Arthur)where”icyfogs hung over rivers and marshes, serving all too well the ogres that were then still native to this land“. But do not fear:”ogres were not so bad provided one did not provoke them“. There is a mist that descends this version of England created by the breath of a mythological dragon which keeps all in a permanent state of amnesia.

We join two protagonists: husband and wife Beatrice and Axl who one daydecide on embarking on a mission to find…

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3 responses to “Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

  1. Your article perelctfy shows what I needed to know, thanks!


  2. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing your review! 🙂


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