MU Mini Review - The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro, of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go fame, is a treasure. He’s a living legend in my eyes. His writing is deceptively simple. The language he uses is clean and gentle. He uses it to paint a beautiful world that you can insert yourself into seamlessly. This novel takes place in England, shortly after the reign of King Arthur. It follows an elderly couple as they go looking for their son. All the trappings of a Medieval tale are in play, so expect talk of dragons, knights, and mysterious spells. I love the underlying theme of memory that carries throughout the novel. The buried giant is a beautiful must-read. Once again, Ishiguro has written a hopelessly post-modern novel that leaves you emotionally disturbed and wanting more.