The Buried Giant



そして、もっとも新しい本がThe Buried Giant です。


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third person omniscient narrator introduces the story and makes introductory comments throughout the novel, clearly addressing a more modern (if not modern) audience, for example by describing the differences between roads and houses in the story’s time and ones the reader is familiar with. Several characters provide the perspective for the action of the novel.

The novel is set immediately after Arthurian Britain, with “Britons” living alongside Saxons. From the start, the novel introduces non-mimetic creatures (such as Ogres): these fantastic creatures are accepted as fact (and in fact do exist in the narrative) although they are seldom directly described or observed by the protagonists.

The story begins with Axl and Beatrice, an elderly (Christian) Briton married couple living in a communal agrarian village somewhat like a warren (partially carved into the hillside). Their love is obvious and Axl always addresses Beatrice as “princess.” Although Axl and Beatrice are tolerated within the community and state they are still able to complete the tasks assigned them, there is evidence that they are of low social status (children taunt them, and the community takes away and forbids the couple’s candle, forcing them to spend their nights in the cold). Axl observes that people seem to have a general problem with memory: he is unable to recall a kindly red-haired woman who has disappeared from the community, and observes the townsfolk forget about a missing child, Marta, they had been frantically searching for.







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Never Let Me Go is a 2005 dystopian science fiction novel by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize (an award Ishiguro had previously won in 1989 for The Remains of the Day), for the 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award and for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award. Time magazine named it the best novel of 2005 and included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It also received an ALA Alex Award in 2006. A film adaptation directed by Mark Romanek was released in 2010; a Japanese television drama aired in 2016.


キャシーが生まれ育った施設ヘールシャムの仲間も提供者でした。共に青春 の日々を送り、かたい絆


るいは病院へ車を走らせながら、施設での奇 妙な日々に思いをめぐらせます。


して、キャシーと愛する人々 がたどった数奇で皮肉な運命にまきこまれていきます。




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