The Buried Giant by Kazu

Alright guys, time to admit it. I’m a bookworm. Like a total geek. There is something about a book, an actual book not a digital copy, that is just so wonderful. The bittersweet satisfaction of finishing a book but wishing it could go on is like nothing else. For those of you fellow book lovers out there, you know exactly what I mean. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro is one such book that you can’t help but fall into its world and connect with its characters.

I was first attracted to this book because I remembered enjoying another book by Mr Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day, but when I brought it home from the library I was very surprised. Instead of the historical fiction I was expecting, The Buried Giant is a beautifully written fantasy that takes place in the time around King Arthur in land that is shrouded by a mist that makes people forget. The story follows the journey of an incredibly loving, elderly couple who set out on a journey to reunite with their forgotten son, and the people that they meet along the way. Mr Ishiguro keeps the readers in the same kind of fog, giving you just enough information to understand but making you ask a lot of questions that he masterfully answers along the way.

This was just the kind of book I needed to get me out of the reading funk I had gotten into. What book have you read lately that you couldn’t but down?

 

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