Not a member?     Existing members login below:
IMPORTANT: This listing is meant to provide information only. does not offer this book for download. To view our Bestsellers available for FREE: click here.
The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Pages: 317

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $26.95

Published: Mar, 2015

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307271037

Highest rank: #3 on 7th, Mar 2015

First entered: 7th, Mar 2015

Number of weeks: 7

Book Summary

From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories.

Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war.


Kazuo Ishiguro

Name: Kazuo Ishiguro

Hometown: Nagasaki

Born: Nov, 1954

About the author:

Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒 一雄) is a British novelist of Japanese origin. His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London.

His first novel, A Pale View of Hills won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His fouth novel, The Unconsoled won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant, a New York Times bestseller.

His novels An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Disclaimer: the information on this page has been made available through the API's of GoodReads, Amazon and The New York Times.