Buried Giant: Themes and role-playing
Buried Giant struck me as, well, not very heroic for a story which is clearly grounded on heroic story-telling. At the same time, I don't think I would say it is about an anti-hero either. Quite a few of the characters are heroic, or are going to be, whether they are goodies or baddies. This is because the themes of our relation as patients of forgetfulness and extinction are not so often dealt with in this or any other genre. I think this thematic paradox explains in part how Ishiguro generated the tension that makes a good story work.
That said, how could these be played? What would it be like to role-play one of these characters in a game? Or is this book finally not a source for role-playing?