2015/06/22

Book Review:
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Title: The Sense of an Ending
Author: Julian Barnes
Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 150
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
Tony Webster is looking back at his days with his friends, back on times when they were sex-hungry and book-hungry. But the past is not quite as Tony remembers it...


Review:
Hm. I am very torn as to how I feel about this book. One one hand, it was in parts very fascinating and overall well-written, on the other I felt like the ending was a bit... disappointing? I don't really know if that's the word for it, but something along those lines.

As stated, I like the way this was written, and I usually like stories with unreliable narrators. And I suppose I liked it in this too, but I didn't really feel a huge connection to anyone in this. I also felt that one of the main characters were being oddly and conveniently angry, and it didn't feel realistic.

The reason I'm disappointed, is that I found the ending to be less shocking than what I felt it was leading up to. I had sort of a "is that it?" feeling when I closed this book. But when you're not really connected to the characters, I suppose it's not such an odd thought to have.

I think this is a book a lot of people would enjoy though. It's a good book for when you want something mysterious and cryptic. For me though, this book was just okay.


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