The Buried Giant
A NoveleBook - 2015
: Random House Inc, 2015
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AL_ANDREW Dec 11, 2017
A whimsical journey that falls short for me.
Set in Britain's Dark Ages, an elderly couple seeks out their almost-forgotten son in a land of mythical beings and legends. “Some of you will have fine monuments by which the living may remember the evil done to you. Some of you will have only crude wooden crosses or painted rocks, while yet oth... Read More »
AL_LESLEY Nov 10, 2016
Though beautiful and lyrical and full of meaningful symbolism and allusions this well crafted story filled with the subtlety expected from Ishiguro didn't capture me and many of the great things about this book just weren't great enough for me. I honestly think many things flew straight over my h... Read More »
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I wasn't able to stay interested in this book, and my lack of interest just made it harder to continue. Perhaps this wasn't the right time for this book and I to meet, maybe I had unattainable expectations with it being written by a Nobel Laureate. The story starts in a lull, but even as the pace picks up I remained in an unappreciative lull, unable to care or continue.
"In one such area on the edge of a vast bog, in the shadow of some jagged hills, lived an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice. Perhaps these were not their exact names, but for ease, this is how we will refer to them."
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