“…our life isn’t our life, just the tale we now have told about our life. Told to others, but-mainly-to ourselves-” Julian Barnes, The feeling of an Ending.
Therefore states the protagonist, Tony Webster, of the person Booker Prize winning novel, The feeling of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The bottom line is, the novel is exactly simply that-A guy in the 60s searching straight back, retelling and re-examining their life’s tale and particular occasions inside them. But, it is not a Charles Dickenish form of a novel where Copperfield can look at each and every and each occasion of their life and bore us to death. The storyline of their life that Tony informs us as well as perhaps to himself too is fairly a succinct, exact one with regular ramblings regarding the value and unreliability of memory and passage of time and life generally speaking. Which is exactly exactly how Barnes’ prose additionally works: clean and packed with precision-a style of no nonsense, no frills, maybe maybe maybe not too overtly nostalgic glance at one’s life. Continue reading The Quirks Of Memory