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Let's Buddy! - Contemporary > The Only Story, by Julian Barnes - Starting August 3rd 2018

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message 1: by Felicia, Head of Team Quarterly & BOTM (new)

Felicia | 14794 comments Mod
Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.

First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.

As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

Tender and profound, The Only Story is an achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments 16% (view spoiler)


Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments 24% (view spoiler)


Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments Charley Girl wrote: "16% [spoilers removed]" (view spoiler)


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments Lane wrote: "Charley Girl wrote: "16% [spoilers removed]" [spoilers removed]"

I agree. For whatever reason they seem to be on the same page.


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments 39% (view spoiler)


Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments End of Part 1 (view spoiler)


message 8: by Lane (last edited Aug 07, 2018 10:33PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments Charley Girl wrote: "39% "

Right! It's so nuts that he's always there and no one says anything!


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments 48% (view spoiler)


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments 63% (view spoiler)


message 11: by Lane (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments Part 2 (view spoiler)


message 12: by Lane (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments Charley Girl wrote: "63% [spoilers removed]"

Everyone saw the signs but him!


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments Lane wrote: "Charley Girl wrote: "63% [spoilers removed]"

Everyone saw the signs but him!"


He has fallen into the spiral with her.


message 14: by Lane (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 440 comments Finished (view spoiler)


Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 678 comments Finished (view spoiler)


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