Past Meetup

The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes

This Meetup is past

21 people went


I know this is only week after the "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" meeting but these were the only two weekends in August the reserved room was available. I intentionally picked a shorter book (163 pages) and there are copies available at the library.

From Amazon:

A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre.

This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.