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”)

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

A loan from Steffi, and a readable mix of two distinct habitats on the coast of North Carolina – the marsh, and the town, and the experiences of Kya, the Marsh Girl.

Poems by Amanda Hamilton are interspersed throughout the story, which I found increasingly irritating. But their presence was justified by the end.

Author page: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens