The Buried Giant (Kazuo Ishiguro)

In a post-Arthurian Britain, a couple embarks on a journey to find their lost memories. Along the way, they encounter various challenges, meet unique characters, and uncover truths about their past, all while grappling with the impact of a collective amnesia that shrouds the land.

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Project: Orpheusunaccepted death / love and trust / fleeting nature of happiness
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 317





Plot Complexity: moderate
Language Complexity: moderate
Ideas Complexity: moderate

The Buried Giant falls into the category of a moderately complex novel. The plot is interwoven with multiple story lines, providing a moderate level of complexity that keeps readers engaged. The language used in the book is sophisticated yet accessible, striking a balance between literary prowess and readability. The novel explores thought-provoking themes without venturing into the highest realms of complexity, making it suitable for readers with an upper-intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. Overall, The Buried Giant offers a rewarding reading experience with its engaging plot, skillful language, and insightful ideas.


In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him.

As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory, an extraordinary tale of love, vengeance, and war.


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