The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

By Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Release Date: 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 343 Ratings
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An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.

"You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay . . ."

The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.

Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war.


  • The Buried Giant

    By Michael, Poway, CA
    An interesting novel, but not earthshaking. While Axl and Beatrice may have regained their memories, mine of this story is soon to fade. I read it because Mr. Ishiguro had recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Perhaps if my expectations were not so high, I’d have been more enchanted.
  • The Buried Giant

    By Chuckster42
    The weirdest book I've every tried to read. It seemed to be about the post-ArthurIan period when paleo people believed in unnatural events and powers but all mixed up in times. A waste of time and money.
  • It's ok

    By damned_poet
    The premise is good, but it goes on and on with not much happening. The dialogue sounds forced and over lyrical, like an old medieval poem or a Greek tragedy. The ending is really sweet, though. I wish I had liked it enough to relish in such a sweet ending.
  • archetypes and legends

    By cheeterah
    Wrought well yet leaving me with many questions. I may need to re-read, re-read, re-read to clearly understand who is who among the archetypes... The boatman's presence is clear. Worth the read. Magic abounds
  • Not worth your time

    By Summitsara
    I was heartily disappointed by this highly recommended book. I could not even finish it, and looked up the end on a wiki page.
  • The Buried Giant

    By Julie's MIL
    Really enjoyed this book. It was a little difficult to get into the story for the first few chapters but it was well worth the investment. The characters were compelling.
  • Mythical

    By TWscully
    This book opened a window to a time mostly forgotten. Tribal Europe is an interesting era that is often not talked about, and this grabbed my attention. This epic story includes subtle magic and revealing truths about revenge and love. It questions the properties of forgiveness, and whether it is possible to truly leave the past behind.
  • Horrible

    By killerfan
    A lot of grandiose storytelling for a tale that went nowhere. Horribly boring.
  • Buried giant

    By Sheldon9
    Could not get through this book. I felt like I was in a mist of forgetfulness. It was boring, slow and I kept feeling like I was missing the point.
  • Boring

    By kyoto kat
    Ogres, a dragon, Britons, Saxons, Warriors, monks, should all make for an interesting tale. It must have been hard to make this so boring, but the author succeeded. It was exceedingly dull.