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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Jul 16, 2016

it was amazing

The Buried Giant is a book that will leave you thinking long after you have finished reading the last words. Kazuo Ishiguro masterfully weaves a tale of things forgotten which are covered in the mists that hang like a curtain at the edge of remembering.

The main characters, Axl and Beatrice, are saddened that they live on this precipice to remember their son and, one day, decide to leave their lives behind in order to see him once again. During their journey, across the bleak landscape of Arthurian England, they cross paths with Sir Gawain, the last knight from King Artur's time, Master Wistan, a Saxon warrior, and young Edwin a cursed boy who becomes Wistan's apprentice. Mirrored in the undercurrent of the forgotten brutalities during the Briton and Saxon wars the characters face trials in morality, honor and love.

The reader is left a little off balance trying to find the thread of The Buried Dragon story, but this seems exactly how it should be. The allegory is strong only if the reader chooses to remember.
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Reading Progress

July 16, 2016 – Started Reading
July 16, 2016 – Shelved
July 24, 2016 – Finished Reading

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