The Sense of an ending by Julian Barnes
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age……
The book was interesting to read.
Some readers found that it was easy to read, but others found it deep and insightful.
The book highlighted how selective memory can be and how we prefer to remember the good and filter out or “colour” the others.
The main character Tony Webster seems remote from emotions as an adult, very little passion for living though he had been passionate about Veronica.
The Sense of an Ending is a very apt title.
Read by Second Tuesday Evening Book Group