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The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780224094153 (0224094157)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it
3.0 The Sense of an Ending
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...
Books Over TV
Books Over TV rated it
I've owned this book almost a year in October. It is a short book and I have no idea why I hadn't picked it up earlier. However, yesterday I was looking through my Audible library to find a short listen, under 6 hours, and noticed The Sense of an Ending and decided to give it a go. I'm happy I did. ...
Annie is reading ~
Annie is reading ~ rated it
4.0 August reads: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselv...
From the Queen's Kindle
From the Queen's Kindle rated it
3.5 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
‘History is the lies of the victors,’ I replied, a little too quickly.‘Yes, I was rather afraid you’d say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated.’This is the story of Tony Webster, narrating the memories of his youth from the twilight of his life. I pa...
Peregrinations rated it
I was not bowled over by this one. Well-written but just not the kind of story I enjoy. In a way it reminded me of Graham Greene's The End of an Affair.
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