The Quirks Of Memory

The Quirks Of Memory

“…our life isn’t our life, just the tale we’ve 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 novel that is winning The feeling of an Ending by Julian Barnes. The bottom line is, the novel is properly simply that-A guy in their 60s searching right back, retelling and re-examining their life’s story and particular occasions inside them. But, it is not a Charles Dickenish form of a novel where Copperfield will appear at each and every and each occasion of their life and bore us to death. The tale of their life that Tony informs us as well as perhaps to himself too is fairly a succinct, precise one with regular ramblings regarding the value and unreliability of memory and passing of time and life generally speaking. And that’s exactly exactly how Barnes’ prose additionally works: neat and filled with precision-a form of no nonsense, no frills, perhaps perhaps perhaps not too overtly nostalgic glance at one’s life. Continue reading “The Quirks Of Memory”