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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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did not like it
bookshelves: not-finishing

The book started off slooooow, but I gave it a chance because I really wanted to like it, as I liked The Remains of the Day and loved An Artist of the Floating World. Made it to about halfway and couldn't take any more. The plot was beginning to pick up pace, but the whole thing with the birds and the warrior's diatribe against the so-called "Christianity" was the last straw. (I get there are bad people who claim to be Christians - you don't need to beat me over the head with it.) Axl and Beatrice were ok protagonists; however, they weren't compelling enough in themselves to make me want to continue. It's too bad, because the themes of old age and finding lost memories are worthy topics.
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Reading Progress

February 28, 2015 – Shelved
February 28, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 14, 2017 – Started Reading
January 14, 2017 –
page 47
14.83%
January 21, 2017 –
page 152
47.95% "Well. I should've known better than to hope for a positive portrayal of Christian monks. I don't know if I can stomach more of this."
January 21, 2017 – Shelved as: not-finishing
January 21, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Cirtnecce I stuck to it for the same reason...I LOVED Remains of The Day, but...this one left much to be desired.


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