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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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Sep 03, 2012

really liked it

Memories are so fragile and easily susceptible to be embellished, rearranged, or ignored entirely. Protagonist Tony Webster comes to realize this by the end of this slow-burn novel. Until he does, we are left to contend with an unreliable narrator, which gives the book a bit more suspense than it probably deserves. The Sense of an Ending is a quick read, and can probably be finished in one sitting, but make time to savor the beautiful language and ruminations on history, memory, and the mind.
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Alison Slow burn! I said the same thing! Did you read the Vanity Fair article Michael Lewis wrote about Obama? Apparently Barry was reading this at the time.


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