While I have some issue with the book towards the end, this is a haunting read that will stay with you after the end.
Well I have some issue with the book towards the end, this is a haunting read that will stay with you after the end.
Schon lange stand der begrabene Riese auf meiner Wunschliste und dann fand ich ihn neulich in einem Bücherschrank 😍
Bisher gefällt es mir auch echt gut.
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cover and Book Design by Peter Mendelsund
1. Close to finished, it's really good.
2. Busyness. Chores, errands, and other such hooey.
3. Ben and Jerry's Pecan Sticky Buns
4. I tried to learn the bass when I was in junior high, but I didn't care enough. I like to sing though.
Ok, @Kenny - I get it - I‘m sold - he‘s amazing ♥️
A dreamy, mythical Arthurian tale about the nature of memory, the mercy of forgetting, and the value of being in the moment now.
I‘ve only read one other Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go - and I wasn‘t in love with it 🤷🏻♀️. So I was hesitant about this one. But I loved every single word. It came alive like books in my childhood did. I just loved it ♥️
I finished this about a week ago and am still chewing on it. I think it‘s intentionally enigmatic as a tool for conveying the feeling of the story beyond verbal description. I still can‘t decide if it was done very well or if it was an unsuccessful effort that missed its mark. The ending didn‘t wrap up all the loose threads and questions that I had, but again, I can‘t tell if it was intentional or not. 🤔
This looks really good but has low Litsy rating. Thoughts?
Still thinking of yesterday‘s prompt, my #ImaginaryPlaces take me to a Japanese writer as well. I love Ishiguro. This one is partly fantasy and set in a wonderful atmospheric landscape. And I love this picture by Robert Frank Hunter.
I really enjoyed this Ishiguro, my first, which surprised me. I guess I have seen some of the movies from his books, so I thought I had read the book! 🤔 It's on the way @grumpygirlbooks Can't believe it's our last round already! @DarcysMom @BridgetteM
I finished this a couple if days ago and have been thinking about ever since. I enjoyed the writing. It had a lyrical feel and I could believe the characters would've spoken in that manner. I'm still not sure how I feel about the end. It's between a pick and a so-so for me.
March wrap-up! Lotsa ARCs and new releases in March. #marchwrapup
Unfortunately, The Buried Giant by the Nobel prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro lived up to its controversial hype. It was not controversial due to any lurid material, but rather the story falls somewhat flat and the ending is predictable from fairly early on.
This novel lacked the emotional resonance of Never Let Me Go and The Remains Of The Day. That said, maybe this mediation on marriage resonated more with other readers?
Also, can someone tell me whether this is the cover for the UK edition? I got this from a used bookstore in Calgary, Canada called Fairs Fair. I think it is about 10,000 square feet, but they‘re saying they‘re moving out of their building from the historic Inglewood region. Will still be in the neighbourhood though...
I‘m about halfway through The Buried Giant and I am enjoying it so far! I admit it took me a while to get into it, but now I‘m hooked!
I‘m also looking forward to seeing what sort of twists and heart wrenching turns Kazuo Ishiguro has planned. If there‘s one thing my experience with Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day have taught me it‘s to protect my heart!
The Buried Giant was not a book I would have chosen for myself, but I loved it. There were times I was confused and lost, but in the end it all made sense.
Thanks for picking this book, @whippoorwill815
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I probably mention this book too much! The elderly couple's love is pure, though their trust in each other wavers as their memories slowly return to them. But you never doubt that they'll always take care of each other.
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Stopped by a friend‘s house today to look through the boxes of books she is getting ready to donate. Picked these out of the pile!
This was my first post 3 years ago on litsy! Thanks to @Lindy for being the first (and only!) person to like and comment.
Hadn't figured out it was best to put a picture until my 2nd post! 😀@billypar #firstpost
The Buried Giant is set in a misty, primordial England populated by feuding Saxons and Britons and haunted by traces of a great age just gone by: the ruins of the collapsing Roman Empire and the shadow of the late King Arthur, a few of whose sworn knights still roam the landscape in rusty armor. This story is yet further proof that Ishiguro is a master. For me, this was an instant classic.
I don‘t read much fantasy & I wouldn‘t have picked this book on my own, but I ended up enjoying it. Some parts were slow & others interesting. The story was solid & kept my interest throughout. It poses an interesting question: would you rather be able to remember everything, good and bad, or would you rather have all your memories, good and bad, taken from you?
@cwarnier I‘ll mail this out to you in the next couple of days! #lmpbc #groupc
1. New Jersey, now living in NYC
2. Camilla Way
3. 31 books tall!
4. My couch, pillow as a lap table, wrapped in a blanket
5. The Buried Giant. I read it a couple months ago and I'm still thinking about it every now and then.
Just finished this one. I‘m interested in what others think of it. I don‘t love fantasy, so this was a bit of a tough read for me. But, the writing was solid and an interesting concept. I‘ll be sending this out to @OriginalCyn620 shortly!
A beautiful fairy tale about memory and loss and enduring love. There was something oddly formal and old-fashioned about the writing style so I can see why the book doesn't have such a high rating here, but I was feeling it. Gonna be thinking about this one for a while.