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Ursula K. Le Guin slams new Kazuo Ishiguro novel
Ursula K. Le Guin slams new Kazuo Ishiguro novel

Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel "The Buried Giant" has so far garnered mixed reactions from critics, with some praising the author for his foray into fantasy, and others finding the result "misbegotten." In a blog post published yesterday, fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin left little doubt which side she was on. The acidic post was a reaction to an interview Ishiguro gave to the New York Times in which the author rhetorically asked: "Will readers follow me into this? Will they understand what I’m trying to do, or will they be prejudiced against the surface elements?" The book includes a dragon, a mysterious boatman, an evil monk and...

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