I recently finished A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. When I realized a movie was in the works for this book I decided to stop procrastinating and get started. Every once in awhile I like to do a comparison of the book vs film.
Have you read this one? If so you’ll know the ending and that would just about ruin the movie for me, knowing what was coming. It’s not a dynamic book in regard to action or mystery but it’s a well written study of an ordinary man’s life and memories. More importantly, how our memories change with age.
Tony remembered a letter he had written to a friend, it’s tone and language benign and casual. When that original letter is given to him some 40 years later he’s shocked by the vitriolic tome and his thoughts. That letter changed many things along the way but it’s only revealed how all that worked out near the end.
This mess on the table here is my latest haul from the library. I just started The Alice Network. It’s a page turner so far. Himself by Jess Kidd is next, unless my Peter Robinson book is released then I’m jumping on it.
The weather has been poor with rain every single day. To get one of our walks in we went to a local mall and roamed it at a pretty good pace. This particular mall is dying and almost 90% of the stores are closed. That makes for good walking inside with nearly zero traffic. Even teens don’t hang out there.
The only bookstore there is a Barnes and Noble so we walked around in there checking out some new titles. Doug would like the new Neil DeGrasse Tyson book and I would like the latest Susie Steiner mystery. The Pumpkin Cookbook was also available but as chance has it, I just grabbed it from the library.
Linking up with Joy’s British Isles Friday for the Sense of an Ending book. The author, Julian Patrick Barnes, is an English writer. He won the Man Booker Prize for this book.