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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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really liked it

When, on page 66, I came across the word "deliquescent" and didn't blink, I knew that this deep yet engaging little novel had drawn me in. I found myself nodding along with the author's short, elegantly worded observations, and cringing with some of the narrator's youthful choices. The book itself is a simple story of friendship and tragedy--naturally, there is a girl involved, and naturally, it's much more complicated than that--constructed around the themes of history and memory. It is well suited for those in middle age and beyond--worth reading, then reading again more slowly to appreciate its insights and its artfulness.

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August 12, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2012 – Shelved

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