Arya of Winterfell’s #CBRV Review #8: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Sense of An EndingHere’s a book about a 60 year old British divorced man.  I’m a 30 year old Canadian – a newlywed.  And my attention was kept throughout.  Something’s going on in The Sense of an Ending.

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Leanna Moxley’s #cbr5 review #2: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes



The Sense of an Ending is only a few hundred pages long, a quick read that often refuses to delve deeply into scene or description. Instead, the book relays information the same way it would actually be remembered years later: as a story the narrator has crafted about his own life, a hazy story, missing details, second-guessed and puzzled over. It is a fast read, but not a light one. The seemingly slight words on the pages are more than a little troubling, and I left the book with a strong sense of being unsettled, jostled out of my narrative assumptions. Life is a story we tell ourselves, but life itself is not a story. Read more on my blog.