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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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May 01, 12

Read in April, 2012

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes (2011) is the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner. There have been exceptions, but most often I love the Booker winners. This one involves an older man confronted with his life by the return of people from his past—one alive, one dead. Retired, divorced, solitary, he muses that "what you end up remembering isn't always the same as what you have witnessed." This short novel reviews an entire life with sense, sensitivity, and the cold, hard light of experience. I read it in one long gulp and I was sorry when it ended.
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