Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant. London: Faber and Faber. 352 pp.

What is it about?! A parable about forgetting and memory? In at least one interview the author tells us that individual memories and forgetting are the focus. However as a devotee of the UK popular archaeology program Time Team, it seems to me that The Buried Giant is just as easily read as a parable of society emerging from a pre-rational state to a more rational, more objective, condition where memories are more to be trusted. Perhaps.

Ranking such things is invidious. But nevertheless. Among my top novels of all time (Patrick White of course occupies an apical location).