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Meanwhile straight-man Stuart has morphed himself into a successful entrepreneur.

The book also takes a labored turn towards the more dramatic, with Oliver lapsing into a severe depression which might or might not be genuinewhich also occasionally blunts the humor. You, the reader, are the interviewer, and Gillian, Oliver, and Stuart are telling you their points of view. This adds spice to juian mix.

Return to Book Page. It’s an intimate connection with characters that I don’t think I’ve ever had with other books I’ve read. Italian – Amore, dieci anni dopo. Stuart forces himself on Gillian. Romanian – Iubire etc. I really liked the way this book is written: Brings the overall story even closer to Martin Amis’ Success though. Translated by Claus Bech. This books is less about narrative and more about aor and voice.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Barnes’ style, but this is not interesting enough. I would definitely recommend this! Kelly, The International Journal of the Humanities etcetear. He takes up characters ftcetera style from his earlier Talking it Over. This is incredibly well done.


Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Always assuming that you can find these people in the first place and that they’ll let you love them. She seems like the only grownup in the room, frankly. Translated bagnes Helena Cardoso; Amore, etc. Moreover, Stuart realizes he himself has changed and that he is not the same person he was when he was married to her.

By the end, I was left etccetera what the hell just happened. I wouldn’t call it therapy but when one reads a Barnes story on love, sex and relationships, you get some uneasy feelings. Translated by Gertraude Krueger.

He now writes full-time. Things do get sort of unreal for eetcetera parts in the book, especially when you compare it to the first part as some events seem incredulous, but can very well be believed. The story keeps getting better.

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Look, can we please take the longer view? This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat I really liked that, it made the reading vivid and challenging.

It’s quite frustrati I’m not a serious reader. Croatian – Ljubav, itd. I was dozing, I confess. Hi, Can one read this book without reading Talking it Over? The most enjoyable aspect of this initially entertaining and ultimately disturbing novel is the interplay of their various voices – dialogues so carefully pitched that you’ll swear you heard “Love, etc.

Conveniently, all the parts are labeled, so it’s clear from the start Cupid was shooting poison darts when he spied the characters in “Love, etc.

This book is a continuation of another book by Barnes, Talking it Overwhere we are first introduced to the trio.


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It punches you in the gut. True, he did make a fuss at their subsequent wedding, and spied on them in their French village; but he was agreeable about the divorce, moved to America, remarried jupian, prospered, then returned to London shortly after Oliver and Gillian, avec les enfantsdid.

Where he was once considered plain, awkward, he is reborn confident and wealthy. Barnes’ writing is witty and catchy. The narrators addressed the reader directly. One of the main characters, Stuart, has been left by his first wife, Gillian, who is now married to his best friend. Following an education at the City of London School Julian Patrick Barnes is a contemporary English writer of postmodernism in literature. The book loses its playfulness but does not gain enough seriousness, and so remains, for me undefined and unsatisfactory.

Re-enter Stuart, and thus the situation progresses.

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Occasionally, especially when the principal actors mention them, minor characters appear to have their often substantial say. Subsequently, he worked as a literary editor and film critic. He has written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Feb 26, Robert Palmer rated it liked it. Behold the towering slush pile! Just a moment while we sign you in ercetera your Goodreads account.