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Book Review: The Sense of an Ending

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TITLE: The Sense of an Ending

AUTHOR: Julian Barnes

GENRE: Psychological Fiction


I had wanted life not to bother me too much, and had succeeded- and how pitiful that was.

Tony Webster (The Sense of an Ending)

Tony Webster, the protagonist is found reminiscing about his past, specifically about his friends and relationships in this book. But after living through most of his life, he is faced with an uncertain event which made him question things which he had previously believed in.

The book is divided into two parts. The first half is rushed through which deals with the protagonist’s youth. The second half slows the clock when our protagonist gets old. Much like life itself, when we are young, time usually pass swiftly but as we approach a certain age, it seems as though the passage of time has become undetectable. This book has clevery…

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