The Sense of an ending by Julian Barnes

About the book

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. They all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age and he is finding that memory is imperfect.

Review by Winchester NWR

13 members of our book group read this book. We each allocate marks from 0 to 10 for the books we read and we awarded this an average of 7. Most members liked it and a couple loved it. The latter particularly loved Julian Barnes’ philosophical approach and we all thought the writing was of high quality.. .on the down side we found the ending weak and the characters unlikeable.
*** 3 stars

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  1. Review by Ems Valley U3A
    There was a wide spread of opinions but all agreed it is not an easy read. A very self-conscious book which lacked a good story and had uneasy characters.
    Star rating **

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