“Are you still there, Axl?”
“Still here, princess.”
This is a very brief overview of my thoughts on this book because I've decided there's no point in rewriting exactly what I've already said on my YouTube channel here.
The Buried Giant
In an England where King Arthur is not long dead, and where ogres and pixies still haunt the countryside, and elderly couple begins an epic journey. They're searching for their son, whom they haven't seen for years. The catch? England is plagued with a mystery illness that causes everyone to forget the past. So Axl and Beatrice will have to fight against all odds, and even against their own faded memories, in order to find their son.
This book broke me in the most beautiful way. It was gentle, romantic, and nostalgic, and even a week after finishing it I'm still not okay. If you're a fan of The Hobbit or LOTR (as I am) then I'm pretty much 100% sure that you will love this book, and even if you're not there's a chance that you'll still love it because I know people who didn't enjoy LOTR who enjoyed this. It's very much traditional British green countryside vibes, but with a depth to it that will leave you thinking for days.
Have you read The Buried Giant? Or any other books by Kazuo Ishiguro? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them!