Tag: Sorrow

The Buried Giant(s) Lurking Beyond the Mist

I simply must admit it: when I first read through all 317 pages of The Buried Giant (2015) by the Nobel prize-winning author, I became engulfed by it. I carried that novel with me wherever I went and spent many nights mulling it over in my mind as I read those deliciously creamy pages. Yes, the medieval setting in mythologized post-Arthurian Britain (presumably around the sixth-century or so) wrapped me in a blanket of giddy contentment. The novel follows an endearing elderly couple who set out to visit the son they hardly remember due to an amnesiac mist surrounding the land of Britain filled with ogres, terrorizing pixies (remember the Greek’s Sirens?), and mysterious Monks- of course, it was a book I satisfyingly devoured…