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It’s hard to say with certainty what has happened, and it changes depending on who’s describing the event. View all 20 comments. The narrators addressed the reader directly.
I hope there is a third book and I can’t wait to see what the characters are going to do next. Is Stuart amir in love with Gillian. From such questions, and using all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce, Julian Barnes has created a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs.
I was dozing, I confess. Julian Barnes at his best! Only one of the characters seemed to have jullian real transformation between the two books, which was quite a surprise and carried the book So this one is a sequel to Talking It Over, which I really liked. It punches you in the gut.
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She’s a successful restorer of old paintings, and barjes an unsuccessful film writer, whose pyrotechnic language flickers between wit and lunacy. Isn’t that a terrible paradox? Julian Barnes is a strange fish.
Oliver is down in the dumps, depressed, unemployed. Let’s Talk about Love, etc: Since then, Gillian has been more or less happily married to Oliver and raising their two little girls. Translated by Knut Ofstad.
So I guess the real value was seeing Barnes could pull off this first person carousel rather than the story line its self. On top of that, Barnes’ language is so much fun to read and so vivid, such as when Gillian explains how often they have sex or the puns on Pluto the cat.
It’s an intimate connection with characters that I don’t think I’ve ever had with other books I’ve read.
After spending a decade in America as a successful businessman, Stuart returns to London and decides to look up his ex-wife Gillian. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. But that being said I was beyond impressed with how Barnes etceterw take on the voices of so many different perspectives and execute their thoughts so clearly. Translated julain Helena Cardoso; Amore, etc.
Etcettera wears his smarts in the lining of his coat, not i Julian Barnes is a strange fish.
And it doesn’t mean one love is true and the other is false. Taking up ten years after the ending of ‘Talking It Over’, Barnes revisits his erstwhile love triangle, catching up barens Stuart, Oliver and the object of their shared obsession, Gillian.
Hebrew – Be-ahavah ve-khu. There’s Stuart, who appears the most innocent but is in fact a etceterq monster. If you liked the first book, read the second and hope for a third. Barnes’s writing is breathtaking sometimes. Aug 18, Anamarija rated it liked it.
Of the three characters, Oliver talks a lot, goes off on tangents.
Views Read Edit View history. He just leaves it hanging. He wanted my life so egcetera took it. First, she was married to Stuart and then divorced him for Oliver. Stuart still pines for Gillian though—that’s the crux of all this, and he tries to woo her back with a vengeance. Still an enjoyable read, same formula as the last one so can’t go too wrong. I have to check and see if Barnes has a third novel that follows up this one.
She is the object of desire for these two men, whether she wants to be or etcetrea.
Love, Etc. by Julian Barnes
Serbian – Ljubav, itd. However, I found Barnes’ narrative compelling.
Every bit as funny and intelligent as anything Julian Barnes has written, Love, etc. For the Pet Shop Boys song, see Love etc. As I said, I’m not a serious reader.
I hated everything about him: After all, ill-matched spouses are allowed to divorce, but no such julkan break exists for dysfunctional friends. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
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Lower panel features large author photo with a quote from The Observer by Tim Adams in white lettering. To view it, click here. The story keeps getting better. There can’t be a sequel better than this one. Jan 13, Pierce rated it liked it.
May 09, Efcetera rated it it was amazing.