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The Sense of an Ending
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March 1, 2015
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March 31, 2015
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Randolph Carter
Dec 21, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
You can skip the rest of this review after this paragraph. This book is every bit as good as people say. Maybe it speaks to me more because I'm of an age where I can relate to the thoughts of the protagonist; a real sense of looking over things once you realize there is more behind you than ahead. It's also a pretty good mystery.

I try to avoid most prize winning books like the plague unless I don't realize they won an award first. In other words, I try to ignore awards before I pick a book. I ha
Katie Q
Sep 16, 2014 Katie Q rated it liked it
For what I read it is well written but I have to say 1/2 way through I got so bored I had to stop. I was waiting for something anything just something interesting to happen. Guess it is not my type of book. Who knows? Life is too short to read books that don't talk to me.
Gary Smith
First, be warned if you buy books by the yard. This book is really a novella.

It's hard to talk much about the strengths and weaknesses of the book without engaging in spoilers, IMO. But speaking generally, I feel the book starts strong, with the first "chapter" (approximate half of the book) a solid "coming of age" or "school" story about precocious young friends, intelligently told.

In the second chapter, the windup that has been given in the first kind of goes out with a whimper, not a bang, to
May 19, 2013 Mmars rated it it was amazing
First, a rant. Not about this book. Well, sort of not about this book. Does the number of pages in a book mean anything? After finishing "The Sense of an Ending" (150 pages) I started reading Kate Atkinson's "Life After Life" (520 pages of which 60 pages are blank. I counted them.) So far LAL is good, really quite good for pop fiction. I've talked to people who found LAL hard to read, it took forever, they had to concentrated to keep everything straight. Say what? It just feels like there's noth ...more
Jean Roller
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Sep 20, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it
Elisa Luna
Jan 16, 2013 Elisa Luna marked it as to-read
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Sep 30, 2012 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 03, 2012 James marked it as to-read
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Feb 22, 2015 Huma marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2012 Felix rated it it was amazing
Olivia Olson
Feb 06, 2012 Olivia Olson rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2015 Matthew rated it it was ok
Jan 18, 2016 SarahC is currently reading it
Andre Mitchell
Dec 06, 2011 Andre Mitchell marked it as to-read
Ana Ina
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Debbie Hoffman
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