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But Stuart is not the insecure dullard he once was, and Oliver’s barns wit, once so flashy and intimidating, now seems irrelevant in the grownup world of equity and fatherhood. He wears his smarts in the lining of his coat, not i Julian Barnes is a strange juliqn. Being in love makes you liable to fall in love. But it was never bland, even before they popped in.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book does not read like a novelnot exactly like reading a playmore like a one Man or Woman showbut with more many more characters talking to the reader. I’m not a serious reader. It’s like an attorney defending his case. The title itself couldn’t be better because this novel is mostly about love and relationships and other things, that come under the umbrella of etc.

It’s quite frustrati I’m not a serious reader. Gillian’s Mum, her daughter, her colleague. Unfortunately I found after having finished that this is a sequal to his novel Talking it Overwhich ampr the same format. Despite the armor of his dazzling wit, Oliver turns that sarcastic sword on himself, stabbing his most tender victim. Essays on France – aka Tour de France Mr. However, when he has the chance of having a real glimpse of how she really is now, after years of marriage with Oliver, he realizes that the woman he had loved all this time, was “the Gillian” to whom he had been married long ago and zmor This book has basically the same theme as “The Sea, The Sea”, by Iris Murdoch.


Tell them about Gillian. She confesses early in the book: It’s hard to say with certainty what has happened, and it changes depending on who’s describing the event. The book loses its playfulness but does not gain enough seriousness, and so remains, for me undefined and unsatisfactory.

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This books is less about narrative and more about character and voice. After spending a decade in America as a successful businessman, Stuart returns juian London and decides to look up his ex-wife Gillian.

Where he was once considered plain, awkward, he is reborn confident and wealthy. When Stuart begins to suspect that he may be able to undo the results of their betrayal, he resolves to act. Each voice was distinctive and contributed in different ways at putting the puzzle together. Oct 22, Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing. I didn’t know until I finished read the book that their was a previous novel “talking it over” published inwith the same characters.

Placed in the role of confessor, we’re drawn into their desires and terrors, their petty attempts at one-upmanship, and their semi-transparent self-justification. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Among the other two, Oliver is annoying, and Gillian remains pale. There are surprises in store, surprises for the characters and for the reader.


Does he love today’s Gillian or is he etceters thinking of the person he had fallen in love with all those years back?

In matters of love and friendship, how much can be endured? Things do get etceera of unreal for some parts in the book, especially when you compare it to the first part as some events seem incredulous, but can very well be believed.

O narcoleptic and steatopygous Stuart, he of the crepuscular understanding and the Weltanschauung built of Lego.

Translated by Sarah Ripin.

Love, etc was written some ten years after Talking it Over and is set ten years later. Chivers Press; Waterville, Maine: Trivia About Love, Etc. There’s Gillian, who appears the most sensible but may well be the most calculating and manipulative. The chaos of desire drives these characters in ways they can’t control or even acknowledge.

Julian Barnes: Love, etc

Lists with This Book. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kirkoglu. Triangles Interpersonal relations —Fiction. And yes, I have to admit I like Barnes, he’s writing is smart, witty and funny. He wears his smarts in the lining of his coat, not immediately apparent. Uncorrected Proof in red wraps with black lettering.

Category: Love etc

The Christian Science Publishing Society Cu alte cuvinte, Iubire etc. If you liked the first book, read the second and hope for a third.

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