This is a book that I expect I will reread again and again over the years. I haven't read Barnes since "Flaubert's Parrot;" however, after reading this I intend to read his other works. There is no way this book could have not not won the Booker.
Such wonderful prose, character development, made me buy the book so I could reread portions of it.
I am sure they are both good. The audio edition has a terrific narrator who succeeds in good pacing, mellifluous presentation, and makes you live the story.
One character dominates the story, the narrator, Tony. It is hard to imagine having another character as
Tony, the main character & narrator of the story.
Tony, and Veronica I suppose, who operates like a shadow over the whole story.