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The Buried Giant: Kazuo Ishiguro [Sep. 21st, 2015|10:11 am]
Tony Grist
Ishiguro's turn to have a go at the Matter of Britain. His ancient Brits (husband and wife) live in a Hobbit hole (sort of) in an Altzheimerish mist of forgetting (or is it a blessed cloud of unknowing) which affects the whole of their society. Prompted by faint stirrings of memory they set off in a quest for the son they may once have had,  accompanied by a mad, dragon-bitten boy, an Arthurian knight who comes trailing intimations of Lewis Carroll and T.H. White and a Saxon warrior with the swordsmanship of a Kurosawa samurai. Their adventures are coldly nightmarish, the love that sustains them- but will it sustain them all the way?- is deeply touchng.

A lot of the critics hated the book. Not me. I've fallen in love with it.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-09-21 09:45 am (UTC)
Perhaps one to add to my wants list.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-09-21 04:37 pm (UTC)
It's a good'un.
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