Friday, March 09, 2012

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

This book kept me reading on a recent weekend trip to Massachusetts. Started reading it when our flight out to Cleveland was delayed and finished reading it at my favorite bookstore (see related post - The Montague Book Mill). This slim novel attracted my attention as a Man Booker nominated title. The central character, Tony Webster, is a college lad as the novel opens and reflects on his life 40 years later at the book's end. It is a story of love lost, redemption and various faces closure wears in our lives.

1 comment:

France said...

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is definitely a one seating read as it takes you through an emotional journey that needs to keep all its threads and tears together. A retired man receives an inheritance that opens up his past memory, heart and soul. The writing is beautiful and the journey is so bitter sweet, so real and so universal. In this age of being in constant and superficial contact with everyone you have ever known through Facebook, Twitter and the like, Barnes lets you share an intimate reconnection that is full of twists and turns. How well have we loved? How well do we remember our past relationships? What is love and can it be recaptured even if just for a post analysis?