Title:The Buried Giant
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant is a true epic that takes us along with our lead characters through the rough and unknown post-Arthurian British countryside. While the tale is full of brilliant twists, magical superstitions, elegant displays of cunning, and sword-handling, at the heart of the piece we find a story about forgetting and growing old together. Axl and Beatrice find themselves forgetful due to a mist that has taken over their land. While navigating the landscape and their own memories, they come to question the weight and importance of memory as it pertains to their present and to love as a whole.
But then again I wonder if what we feel in our hearts today isn’t like these raindrops still falling on us from the soaked leaves above, even though the sky itself long stopped raining. I’m wondering if without our memories, there’s nothing for it but for our love to fade and die. – The Buried Giant
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