The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

Alright, but not wow.

One of those books that “I’ve started so I’ll finish” – and I did spend that last third of the book thinking the reveal might relate to Lancelot and Guinevere, rather than simply an allegory of Death.

Publisher page: The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

(Possibly also “Historical fiction” and/or “Fantasy & Science fiction”)

Summit Fever – Andrew Greig

Summit Fever - Andrew Greig
Summit Fever – Andrew Greig

A birthday present from Emma, as one of her favourite mountain books – and I can see why. A first timer’s account of a small team expedition to climb Mustagh Tower in beautiful Baltistan, Andrew Greig is a poet and not at all the macho mountaineer – and a lot of what he talks about is very familiar from my first treks.

It turns out I’d read (and LOVED) the book his then girlfriend wrote about the same trip, after she’d left The Chaps (urgh – always so male these mountaineers!!!) in their base camp: Among Muslims: Meetings at the frontiers of Pakistan – Kathleen Jamie.

Both books, highly recommended.

And, yes, I want to go back….

Author page: Summit Fever – Andrew Greig