Ogres & Dragons & Knights! Oh My!

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro is a magical novel which took me by surprise. I loved every minute of reading it.

The story transports us to a time soon after the reign of the legendary King Arthur. It is a time when an uneasy peace reigns in England between the Saxons and the Britons. As an elderly man and his wife set off on a quest to reunite with their long-lost son, they encounter other medieval people on quests of their own; all of whom are struggling to recover lost memories and people from their past. As the story unfolds, we discover the surprising cause behind “the mist”.

I think this is an amazing book by an incredible author. It is not a fairy tale, but rather a thought-provoking novel about life, love and human emotions.  I truly hope you will read it.

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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4 Responses to Ogres & Dragons & Knights! Oh My!

  1. alison41 says:

    A little odd that a Japanese author is setting his story in Arthurian England – why not, I suppose, but still … let’s hope the book hits my South African Library shelves.

  2. dianeledet says:

    This novel is mainstream. I do hope you’ll be able to get your hands on one copy! Best of luck to you! Knopf published this book.

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