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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro

Axl and Beatrice, two elderly Britons, decide it's finally time to seek out their son who had disappeared years ago. Along the misty landscape the man and his princess, as he calls her, encounter many strange events. A Saxon warrior, an orphan boy, and a knight join them on the trek to actuality, their own hazy pasts just as mysterious.

Eventually they reach the source of the country's forgetfulness. With their combined skills and determination they must find a way to bring an end to this danger to bring back the country back to its normal state and restore their memories, no matter how painful they may be.

As always, Ishiguro brings true to life emotion in his fairy tale novel. I found myself recalling events in my own life as the characters tried to recall past failures and pains. And when they finally come to the surface, their deep pangs echoed in my soul. Yet another masterpiece from this author!

More by the Author:
Never Let Me Go
The Remains of the Day
An Artist of the Floating World

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