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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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Nov 10, 2011

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bookshelves: booker-longlist-2011, tob-2012
Read from November 06 to 09, 2011

I hate it when I can't think of what to say about a book. The Sense of an Ending is, I think, evidence that the Booker prize is more about a body of work than the individual title being recognized. This just doesn't have the emotional heft of the other novels on the 2011 short list. Nor does this say anything more about history, relationships, or the 'human condition' than, say, Pigeon English.

This isn't a bad book. It's brief, serious, even well-written. It's also a bit of a palate cleanser, not likely to stay with you for long.

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message 1: by John (new)

John I went to QRB to buy that book, but forgot my list and couldn't remember the title. Ended up getting the Bone anthology instead.

Jamie Bradway I'm sure they're very similar.

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