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These people all act primarily out of self-interest. Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character.
Barnes makes branes voices of Stuart and Oliver so distinc The conversation continues But wasn’t that the point all along? Instead it is a cacophony of pain and bitterness and joy and passion that is intense, cunning, and delightful.
In the present day of Love, Etc. What you have to understand is that Stuart wants you to like him, needs you to like him, whereas Oliver has a certain difficulty imagining that you won’t. It’s hard to say with certainty what has happened, and it changes depending on who’s describing the event. We can’t help listening to these people, hoping they’ll finally see themselves clearly – hoping just as naively that we won’t see ourselves in them.
He owns a chain of organic, green grocery stores in the States. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. So much that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next one. Much better than therapy! Translated by Ivana Duric-Paunovic.
Reminiscent of novels such as Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” the fragmentary nature of the multiple narrative voices makes the reader read actively and try to fill the gaps in the story. Quality Paperbacks Direct, Translated by Jaime Zulaika. If you want to see how twisted minds can take shape of a fantastic story, you’ve got these! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 22, Anita George rated it it was ok.
All blood under the bridge. For the last 10 years he has been sure he never stopped loving her. The first proof was bound in red wraps, as pictured above, and appears to have been limited in its distribution. Julian Barnes is a strange fish. Incredibly enough, but not surprising given Barnes’ talent, it worked really well.
Mar 26, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Turkish – Ask Vesaire. He does mulian very well through several unreliable narrators, but ultimately, this is the story etceteraa a threesome that’s made up of Stuart and Oliver, best friends, and their wife, Gillian. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein. The fact that Gillian, Oliver, and Stuart are not normal or very likable is obscured by the quest to figure out what, exactly, has taken place and–what now? In a typical Barnes move, the comedy drains away before we can escape, and we’re forced to follow the painful ramifications of this situation, particularly as it affects Gillian’s precocious daughter.
Among the other two, Oliver is annoying, and Gillian remains pale. But that being said I was beyond impressed with how Barnes could take on the voices of so many different perspectives and execute their thoughts so barhes.
Amor, etcétera | Love, etc (Editorial Anagrama, ; Spanish) – Julian Barnes Bibliography
As I said, I’m not a serious reader. Since then, Gillian has been more or less happily married to Oliver and raising their two little girls. This is a sequel to “Talking it over” written after tem years.
What transpires to further complicate the situation doesn’t heart repeating, especially as the three principals along with many others are allowed to speak directly to the reader, to whisper their secrets and argue their own particular versions of what actually happened, and why.
Tell them about Gillian.
The book starts exactly where I wanted. Translated by Marijke Versluys.
One of the best sequels one can possibly think of! A few other people are allowed to speak. There must be a reason for him being published, read and awarded quite many prizes.
Each voice was distinctive and contributed in different ways at putting the puzzle together.
Amor, Etcetera : Julian Barnes :
I didn’t know until I finished read the book that their was a previous novel “talking it over” published batneswith the same characters. There is an ex, a new girlfriend, an occasional mother. I was surprised that Gillian could have fallen in love with him at all, let alone by her claim that people find Oliver “charming. Notes on this edition: This is a rotating love triangle with razor-sharp points. Do we not, each of us, write the novel of julin life as we go along?
Triangles Interpersonal relations —Fiction. The story keeps getting better.