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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes For such a short book, it sure packs a hell of a punch. If you read this novel - which you should, it'll take you a few days at most - you should be warned: you will be forced to reckon with the ways in which we remember things. What we remember, how we remember it, and what happens when it's revealed that we've remembered it incorrectly. On the surface, it appears to be just another White Male F-Up novel... but closer inspection reveals it to be so much more. It speaks to a universal condition and has far reaching ramifications for the human race. And yes, I feel totally at ease having just made such a wildly grandiose statement. The way it makes you think about memory and history is so crucially important, especially as the world changes technologically...Lots more, most of it about the book, at RB: http://t.co/E6XIMqWG