Ranks very high.
Intriguing characterisations and themes.
It needed time to digest and even repeat some sections
In spite of all the good reviews, I found the build up to the
He made it sound very interesting even when it wasn't.
Yes. It might make a great movie since there would be lots of room for the characters to be fleshed out.
The Sense of Ending is the best audiobook I have listened to. A wonderful story, a great reader, wonderful language,and a story that keeps you guessing to the last page. I am a senior and the book and its philosophy is especially pertinent to seniors. Do not miss this one!!
The writing is very much fluent, the plot is well built, and depicting the 1960 is done very nicely. smart writing, with lots of charm.
the style of writing, and depiction of 1960s to the 2000's
the scene where the hero finds out that the man he's looking for was his lover's brother and not her son
yes very much so
'll write reviews when I feel like it. Please don't send me e-mails trying to guilt-trip me into doing work I don't necessarily want to do. I owe my opinion to no one, unless it's the author of the book I'm reading.
Like a short silly joke. You get to the end and you say "Really thats it?"
Didn't do any thing for me other then I asked my self Really, thats the big surprise ending? bad joke. Waste of time.
Though I am, in my late-twenties, barely old enough to be nostalgic about my own youth, what this book did was make me nostalgic for a era in British history -- "Between the end of the Chatterley ban/ And the Beatles' first LP" -- that I did not and could never belong to. The narrator is an innocent describing the history of his own innocence, a youth that coincided with the arrival of the 1960s (which only arrived for some, as the narrator reminds us cheekily) and never, until the very end, loses his wide-eyed stance towards the world. The narrator is almost spared from knowing the kind of truth that makes adults out of others. Almost spared, but not quite, for as several other reviewers have noted, Barnes gives the tale an unpredictable ending, one that makes the reader, like the narrator, cast back in time and try to uncover the steps that lead to the novel's denouement.
An excellent narration, pitch-perfect, and comic to boot.
Well done and highly recommended!