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Julian Barnes
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 5 months ago
This is a meditation on how the "truth" of the events of personal history are distorted by time and the mindset of the observer. We asign reasons and motives that come from our own way of looking at people and our assessment of them. This is a clouded and even distorting lens that may lead us to bel...
philoSophie rated it 7 months ago
I notice strange continuities: I used to rub oil into her back because her skin dried easily; now I rub oil into the drying oak of her grave-marker.Με το τρίτο μέρος να είναι και το πιο δυνατό, συναισθηματικά και δομικά, η πρώτη επαφή με τη γραφή του Julian Barnes αποδεικνύεται να μην είναι κι η τελ...
philoSophie rated it 2 years ago
And art made tongue-tied by authority,And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill -William Shakespeare, Sonnet LXVI.Η θεματική που εντοπίζεται στο συγκεκριμένο σονέτο, περί της καταπίεσης της κυβέρνησης, πέραν της κοινωνικής ανηθικότητας, ταλανίζει το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του έργου του Barnes. Τ...
Beemo's Books
Beemo's Books rated it 2 years ago
This is the first story in a bundle I got from Kindle, To the Stars and Back. It was good. Enough science to keep you interested and not feel too far fetched. The action was good and the characters, meh I didn't mind them. They were your usual assortment but with enough development to keep you engag...
Karin's Reading Chronicles
Karin's Reading Chronicles rated it 2 years ago
England, England by Julian Barnes ★ ****note that I am not a fan of satire as a rule, even though I understand it, so this greatly affects my rating and dislike of this novel*** England, England contains a novel within a novel. Enclosed within the story of Martha Cochrane, is the satirical...
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