The Sense of an Ending

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Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize

  By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightene

  By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse.

  This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

  A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 19/01/17
Le parole sono importanti!
Non so bene cosa pensare di questo libro.
Spunti di riflessione e domande inevitabili in una vita idealmente consapevole mi hanno indotto a dare una valutazione più che positiva. Così pure la parte nostalgica della mia anima.
Il senso della
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Ha scritto il 17/01/17
Starts off as a growing up novel, focusing on an English boy in the 60s, his friends in particular one, school, sex and girls, in particular his girlfriend and then ends up concentrating on how to tackle maturity and old age. Brilliant ideas on life, ...Continua
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 08/10/15
Beautiful command of language, thats' the part I enjoyed most whilst reading this book. However, the characters are sad little people clinging to the past. Of course we see things differently at different ages, of course our views differ from the on ...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/08/15
ottime premesse, un po' rovinate da un finale frettoloso e, tutto sommato, deludente.
Ha scritto il 15/07/15
No, boh, non ho capito bene. Inizia fortissimo, poi freno a mano. A me è rimasto solo il punto interrogativo.
  • 3 mi piace

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