Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Sense Of An Ending


“How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.” 
                                                                         ~ The Sense Of An Ending

Our book club read this month. Have you wrapped your brain around it? Let's discuss.

xoxo Michele 

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3 comments:

Sheila said...

This was a good one eh?! Should I put it in my bookclub drawing? love the quote.

I am LOVD said...

Words ring so true. After all, who would dispute the past if they weren't there to witness it?

Michele said...

Sheila, I loved it. I had sent an email to Lilly saying it stays with you long after closing the book. I've never read a book by Barnes, but he has a novel way of showing how history (especially our own, personal story)is a mix of fact and fiction - how memories of past events take facts and stir in our imaginations - just fascinating. The book is short, and makes for a great book-club discussion. Tip: if you do choose it, I highly recommend reading it, and then going back and re-reading part one - it's short so no worries there. Let me know if you do!

xomichele