The Quirks Of Memory

The Quirks Of Memory

“…our life isn’t our life, merely the whole tale we’ve told about our life. Told to others, but-mainly-to Julian that is ourselves-” Barnes The Sense of an Ending.

Therefore states the protagonist, Tony Webster, of the person Booker Prize winning novel, The feeling of an Ending by Julian Barnes. In summary, the novel is correctly simply that-A guy in their 60s looking right back, retelling and re-examining their life’s tale and specific occasions inside them. However, it is not a Charles Dickenish variety of a novel where Copperfield can look at each and every and every occasion of their life and bore us to death. The tale of his life that Tony informs us and maybe to himself too is fairly a succinct, accurate one with regular ramblings regarding the value and unreliability of memory and duration of time and life as a whole. Which is exactly exactly how Barnes’ prose additionally works: neat and high in precision-a variety of no nonsense, no frills, maybe maybe perhaps not too look that is overtly nostalgic one’s life.

The novel is divided in to two components. The part that is first a quick glance at the Tony’s life at school together with band of buddies and just how they meet with the intellectual and apparently severe Adrian Finn. He talks of their college life, his gf Veronica and how things have complicated for the reason that relationship. All that there is to school and teenage life-friends, love, college, partying, being together and promising a sincere lifelong contact and a kind of innocent idealism about everything with a witty and engaging narration, Tony gives in a good, tongue-in-cheek manner. Continue reading The Quirks Of Memory