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"Packs quite an emotional punch... Julian Barnes unravels the mystery with masterly skill. He springs surprise after surprise without stooping to sensationalism in a crisp, engaging tale" -- Max Davidson Daily Mail "Written in beautifully cadenced prose, it is a mature writer's reflections on love and marriage... on family and friendship, on work and death" Time Out "There is no catastrophe, simply a dawning awareness of the past, its consequences and its meaning for the present. It is a familiar narrative structure, but in the hands of the master-wordsmith that Barnes has become, the effect is cumulatively overwhelming... A compelling, disturbing and profoundly moving story of human fallibility" -- Daniel Johnson Standpoint "It is a perfect novel of positively European economy and power (shades of Schnitzler, shades of Camus)... It is beyond the wit and depth of any current British writer" -- Giles Coran Times "Its technical expertise is little short of remarkable...a writer with an all-too rare attribute, a perfect literary ear. Take a page at random and read it aloud, and enjoy its finely tuned exactitude" -- Keith Miller Telegraph --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Such a few pages for such large themes. I was irritated by all the characters at one point or another but felt I was supposed to be. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mary Sawyer author ;Beyond Me
I admire Julian Barnes and liked this book. I was more taken with and moved by Nothing To Be Afraid Of.Published 10 months ago by Bettyjane Wylie
This is the first Julian Barnes novel I’ve read, and I wasn’t disappointed. Not that he needs my praise. With this effort, Barnes won the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Troy Parfitt
This is an interesting, disturbing, sometimes confusing but compulsively readable book. I enjoyed the experience and plan to re-read it sooner rather than later.Published 17 months ago by Michal
Short yet thorough, spare yet eloquent, The Sense of an Ending explores the relationship between time and memory, the gap — sometimes the gulf — between the persons we think that... Read morePublished 17 months ago by ronbc
As usual, Barnes fills his tale with well-constructed characters and leaves you wondering how it will end. A fascinating story, well told.Published 22 months ago by bookworm45
Very readable novel although I was a bit disappointed with the surprise ending. It left me strangely unsatisfied which is a shame because I thought the rest of the novella was... Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2013 by Daniel Reicher
The Sense Of An Ending
By Julian Barnes
This intriguing novel begins by painting a curious picture for the reader, setting the stage for all that had fallen... Read more