16 July 2018

The Only Story; Julian Barnes

The Only StoryThe Only Story by Julian Barnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always loved Barnes' work and now? Adding Max Verstappen's 2016 Brazilian GP drive? It's a great example of (as Paul says) the lack of risk limiters.

So, why am I rounding up from 4.5 stars? I'm not really sure. Getting the story of Paul's love for, and relationship with, Susan felt a little flat. Maybe it was because it was told from such a distance? or that we moved from the first person to third person as we move from the first flush of love through today? Or maybe it was because Susan's story felt a little forced? Why she leaves her husband and what happens after wasn't that new.

Still, 4.5 isn't bad, right?

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