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MOBI ↠ DOC The Only Story 9781473554795 FREE ✓ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Only Story Author Julian Barnes – Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less That is I think finally the only real uestionFirst love has lifelong conseuences but Paul doesn’t knowWould you rather love the and suffer the or love the less and suffer the less That is I think finally the only real uestionFirst love has lifelong conseuences but Paul doesn’t know This is Julian Barnes's latest offering an author I absolutely adore It is a profound and moving love story and the complexities intense suffering and heartbreak that accompanies it It has Paul looking back on his only story the love of his life and his shifting perspectives as time passes Barnes can be relied on for his well crafted beautiful prose and imagery underscored by a musicality that beguiles and delights The novel is split into three parts and relates the story of 19 year old Paul a Sussex University student who in 1963 meets and falls in love with 48 year old married Susan who has children older than him and carries heavy emotional baggage from her personal history What follows in a detailed examination of the repercussions on the people in their lives of their love affair amidst the middle class suburban attitudes social norms and expectations of the period that the lovers are subject toBarnes uses the classic device of moving from first person narrative to the second person and finally the third person to highlight the increasing distance that Paul injects into his love story moving from the intense passion at the beginning to a dispassionate approach He is aware that his memories are unreliable and his thinking tainted by self delusion What Barnes gives is his insights into the human condition a subtle reflection and observations on the nature of love and the trajectory it follows for Paul infused with an air of melancholia set in a specific time and place Whilst there are echoes of Barnes previous novels I found this a brilliant and thought provoking read that I recommend highly Many thanks to Random House Vintage for an ARC

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Anything about that at nineteen At nineteen he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social conventionAs he grows older the demands placed on Paul by love become I recently read a sentence in another book that stayed with me“There comes a time in every man’s life when he looks back than forward” fitting in Julian Barnes “The Only Story”This book is as much about a man’s memories fading memories as well than it is about love “He sometimes asked himself a uestion about life Which were truer the happy memories or unhappy ones He decided eventually that the uestion was unanswerable “ “He remembered his own early attempts to define love back in the village alone in his bed Love he had ventured was like a vast and sudden increasing of a lifelong frown” Wow bleak experiencelove is an increasing blessed smile for me I found the beginning intriguingpart two the least interestingand the last part the best sadbut at least the narrator expressed his feelings He was detached from his memories yet most raw and vulnerable It’s debatable to me however that most of us have only one story worth telling that matters


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The Only StoryFar greater than he could possibly have foreseenTender and profound The Only Story is an achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of The Only Epubthe human hea I love Julian Barnes’ writing His The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life were brilliant He is absolutely one of my favorite authors That’s why it is so disappointing to not have enjoyed his most recent book The Only Story The story of a 19 year old boy having an affair with a middle aged woman just wasn’t my thingI will of course be looking forward to his next endeavor3 out of 5 stars