The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

Audiobook CD - 2015
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"An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Westminster, Maryland : Books on Tape, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804191883
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,1.4 m/s
digital,1.4 m/s
Additional Contributors: Horovitch, David


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May 22, 2018

This book put me to sleep on five consecutive nights. I highly recommend it to insomniacs. I have not read anything by Ishiguro and do not intend to read anything by him. If this the kind of writing that wins Nobel prizes, then the literary world is in trouble.

Jul 29, 2016

“If that’s how you’ve remembered it, Axl, let it be the way it was. With this mist upon us, any memory’s a precious thing and we’d best hold tight to it.”
This is a strange book. There's no excitement or thrilling moments. There's the everyday. Even the fight scenes seem lackluster; the resolutions unimpressive. But Ishiguro moves Axl and Beatrice to the end of the book and we will remember them.
But there's something intense about an elderly couple travelling through the misty countryside.
Perhaps the lack of memory brings about the lack of excitement and thrilling moments? Is Ishiguro saying that without the past Today is bland?
This is a bold story and it works. Kazuo Ishiguro had a vision and executed it well.
Memory, it's what we have.


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