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I am an avid reader who is part of a book club of 12 women who get together once a month at each others homes to discuss various books. We always have delicious food & wine and fabulous discussions! If you love to read then please take some time to peruse some of our book reviews, become a follower, add comments, suggestions or ratings and PLEASE share this blog with your friends too!

Sep 5, 2012

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Our friend who chose this book told us in advance to make sure that we took our time when reading it. She said we wanted to be sure not to have too many distractions around us so we could give our full attention to the story. I did just that and really enjoyed this book very much, as did almost everyone in our Book Club. 

This book is about the life of a very ordinary man named Tony that had extraordinary and complicated things happening all around him. Through the course of his life, which takes us from college to the present, we are introduced to several people who are part of his world and are privy to their relationships. There are definitely some instances in with these people that were emotional and filled with drama, but for the most part you feel like you are being allowed a glimpse into some one's life that has been put into a nutshell...until the end of the book, when it all comes tumbling out.

One thing we all agreed on was that this was the perfect Book Club book because we all saw this story in a different way. It's really quite remarkable how many different takes we all had on this novel. Not only did we feel differently about Tony throughout the book but we all had varying speculations on the ending. Once again, that's all I'm going to reveal to anyone reading this review so that I don't ruin anything for you. This book was also beautifully written, a true treat for the mind. We highly recommend it and hope you enjoy it!

Appetizers: Assorted Veggies (some grown in our hostess' garden!) Cheeses, etc...
Dinner: Broken Noodle Salad and Arugula, Goat Cheese and Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Glaze
Dessert: Assorted Gelato and Cookies
Drinks: Wine, of course ;)

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