Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro . Review

This is the story about a couple called Axl and Beatrice . A mist has taken over where they live leaving their memories hazy and hard to recall. They decide one day that they will finally go in search of the son that left them a while ago and so begin their journey despite the obstacles that they will face all the while trying to remember parts of their past lives . All types of mystical and real danger are feared along their journey with the dragon Querig breathing her mist down on those below her. Axl and Beatrice , who he calls his Princess , bond more over the length of the journey and they become closer the longer and more precarious their journey becomes . The story is as much about the past hurts as it about pushing towards the future where hope and serenity will hope to meet them. If you previously liked the Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings then I think you will enjoy this a lot. Not what I expected from having read his previous books but this was a very pleasant surprise. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at
This is book is due to be published in March 2015 and will be available to buy on and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on the website. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo Edel - it's such a nicely designed book that it deserves a proper snap rather than just the cover image. I'm not sure I totally understand why it has black-edged pages, but it certainly makes it different. I reckon fans of Tolkien will definitely find something to enjoy here, even if it is a slightly slower, more overtly literary effort.

    My review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro