The Buried Giant

But God will know the slow tread of an old couple’s love for each other, and understand how black shadows make part of its whole.

– Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro will always be one of my favorites on account of Never Let Me Go, but I love how much he can switch up his genre of writing while still staying true to his voice. The Buried Giant wasn’t set in a future dystopia, but in an Ancient Britain with knights and giants and stuff.
While I’m not the biggest fan of novels with big fantasy elements, Ishiguro steers this one more towards magical realism. Plus it had some fascinating themes about memory, and featured an elderly couple as its protagonists.
It was a bit harder to keep up with at times, and there were slow moments, fitting the setting of the novel. Still a pretty solid read.


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