Friday, 9 October 2015

a sense of an ending

On Monday 28 September I finished reading A Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes. I enjoyed it, as I've enjoyed most of his that I've read (though I haven't read anything of his for quite a while), but it seemed insubstantial; perhaps it felt a bit overfamiliar also. I didn't find it as thought-provoking as perhaps I was meant to find it about memory and perspectives, or how you might have got things wrong, or not have the full story, or have your understanding of events and relationships change over time. Well-written, but perhaps a little disappointing; I'd have expected more.