The Sense of an Ending

 The Sense of an Ending 
by Julian Barnes
 2011/ 176 pages / Kindle – rating ?

I was bored for most of this book – it’s way to philosophical for me,  too many generalities about human nature with emphasis on how we make memories to suit ourselves – make up reasons for the behavior of other people.  Typical Julian Barnes stuff like that.  The protagonist is hopelessly self-centered and unable to let go of the past.  It’s supposed to be a good book – it won the Booker.  Two of my reading groups are discussing it so maybe my impressions will change – we’ll see.

Whatever –  an older man remembers his younger years,  school friends,  a suicide,  the love of his youth.  He wonders about memory and loss and love,  etc.

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