I read The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and really enjoyed it, and I had seen lots of posters advertising the paperback release of The Buried Giant so I decided to give it a try.
Ostensibly, it’s about an elderly couple who head out on a journey to visit their son in a neighbouring village. But they encounter various dangers along the journey.
A long walk for a woman of your years to make to a son’s village, mistress. Wouldn’t you rather be living there with him where he can see to your comforts each day, instead of having you walk like this, unsheltered from the road’s dangers?