The story was though provoking and beautifully written with excellent narration. Do not be put off by the fact that it is relatively short, it is still value for money.
Former English and drama major, bookaholic.
Such a treat to read something as well written as this book. But like so many of the books I have read, the story settles into you over time and stays with you. I highly recommend it.
Just when you think you've figured it out, the plot twists yet again. My only complaint on this selection is it is a bit short for a Booker winner. It is, however, an enjoyable listen.
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.
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.