The Only Story (KINDLE)


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    summary The Only Story Julian Barnes À 7 read & download The Only Story (KINDLE) This is Julian Barnes's latest offering an author I absolutely adore It is a profound and moving love story and the complexities intense suffering and heartbreak that accompanies it It has Paul looking back on his only story the love of his life and his shifting perspectives as time passes Barnes can be relied on for his well crafted beautiful prose and imagery underscored by a musicality that beguiles and delights The novel is s

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    summary The Only Story The Only Story (KINDLE) download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À Julian Barnes “Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less? That is I think finally the only real uestion You may point out –correctly –that it isn’t a real uestion Because we don’t have the choice If we had the choice then there would be a uestion But we don’t so there isn’t Who can control how much they love? If you can control it then it isn’t love I don’t know what you call it

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) First love fixes a life forever this much I have discovered over the years It may not outrank subseuent loves but they will always be affected by its existence It may serve as model or as counterexample It may overshadow subseuent loves; on the other hand it can make them easier better Though sometimes first love

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    summary The Only Story download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À Julian Barnes Julian Barnes À 7 read & download Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less? That is I think finally the only real uestion This sentence which introduced this most recent book of Julian Barnes to his potential readers was pretty much my Achilles heel from Page 1 I don’t uite understand how you can adjust the levels of love li

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) Julian Barnes À 7 read & download Leaving this unrated I've made it to 30% and this is an author I usually adore His writing is wonderful as always but the plot just doesn't appeal uite frankly I'm bored and just can't continue reading this When a book is a chore to read the best thing to do is move on It is what I have decided to do with sinc

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) I recently read a sentence in another book that stayed with me“There comes a time in every man’s life when he looks back than forward” fitting in Julian Barnes “The Only Story”This book is as much about a man’

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À Julian Barnes I love Julian Barnes’ writing His The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life were brilliant He is absolutely one of my favorite authors That’s why it is so disappointing to not have enjoyed his most recent book The Only Story The story of a 19 year old boy having an affair with a middle aged woman just wasn’t my thingI will of course be looking forward to his next endeavor3 out of 5 stars

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    summary The Only Story The Only Story (KINDLE) download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À Julian Barnes I’d forgotten how contemplative and funny Julian Barnes is The mood of this novel is nostalgic and retrospective – but not saccharine That a book so touching and tragic could be so ironic and amusing and helplessly sad and then en

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) 25 stars rounded upI declared 2017 the Julian Barnes year on account of reading and loving seven of his books The Sense of An Ending while it

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    The Only Story (KINDLE) Julian Barnes À 7 read & download The Only Story by Julian Barnes is an introspective retrospective on a first love and how it shaped the narrator’s life I loved this thought provoking love story told many years later and the internal discussion about memo

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The Only Story characters Ñ 107 E become far greater than he could possibly have foreseenTender and profound The Only Story is an achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart. I love Julian Barnes writing His The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life were brilliant He is absolutely one of my favorite authors That s why it is so disappointing to not have enjoyed his most recent book The Only Story The story of a 19 year old boy having an affair with a middle aged woman just wasn t my thingI will of course be looking forward to his next endeavor3 out of 5 stars

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The Only Story characters Ñ 107 Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less That is I think finally the only real uestionFirst love has lifelong conseuences but Paul doesn’t. First love fixes a life forever this much I have discovered over the years It may not outrank subseuent loves but they will always be affected by its existence It may serve as model or as counterexample It may overshadow subseuent loves on the other hand it can make them easier better Though sometimes first love cauterises the heart and all any searcher will find thereafter is scar tissueWhen Paul was 19 years old and visiting his family in a stifling London suburb while on summer break from university his mother encouraged him to visit the local tennis club While silently mocking the self important people who took their tennis seriously and themselves even so he is randomly partnered in a tournament with Susan Macleod Despite the obvious differences between them Susan is in her late 40s married mother to two adult daughters the two develop a strong bondSusan likes to tease Paul for his youthful braggadocio his lack of real knowledge of the world around him and relationships and his playful nature Paul is utterly fascinated by Susan s sense of humor her candidness about her unsatisfying marriage and her less than appealing husband and the sense that she s not concerned or shocked by anything After a long period of flirtation the two become loversDespite disapproval from his parents and some in the community around them Susan and Paul carry out their relationship hidden in nearly plain sight He spends a great deal of time at her house being routinely welcomed and abused by her husband and daughters and Paul wonders if everyone knows the truth and chooses not to delve too deeply or if they re fooling everyone An idealistic young man he dreams of running away with her one day rescuing her from the life she seems unhappily chained toOne of the things I thought about Susan and me at the time and now again all these years later is that there often didn t seem words for our relationship at least none that fitted But perhaps this is an illusion all lovers have about themselves that they escape both category and descriptionWhen the couple finally does flee to London and move in together at first it seems like the realization of their mostly Paul s dreams He has escaped his parents disappointment and helped free Susan from a loveless and occasionally abusive marriage But little by little the cracks in their relationship begin to show themselves the differences between them magnify and Paul realizes that there is deeper unhappiness in Susan than he ever could imagineIn The Only Story Julian Barnes provides a meditation on first love on the most impactful relationship in our lives and how it shapes our later views on love relationships happiness and trust It s a longing nostalgic look at what seemed like simpler times before we realized what a hold the world had on us and how factors beyond our feelings for one another can affect our relationships It s also an insightful commentary on obligation desire commitment and emotionBarnes is really a magnificent writer I absolutely loved his book The Sense of an Ending see my review which I read seven years ago But while I marveled at Barnes use of language emotion and imagery I didn t find this book particularly captivating I was drawn in by the subject matter but it moved very slowly and meandered uite a bit Paul also had a way of being coy with his narration which frustrated meMay December romances are familiar literary fodder and today we re just as apt to read stories about younger men and older women with the man being affected than the woman While Barnes definitely brings a few new twists to this age old trope I wish that The Only Story had a little spark for me so I could remember than just how beautifully told the story was See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcom or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at

Julian Barnes À 7 read & download

The Only Story characters Ñ 107 Know anything about that at nineteen At nineteen he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social conventionAs he grows older the demands placed on Paul by lov. Leaving this unrated I ve made it to 30% and this is an author I usually adore His writing is wonderful as always but the plot just doesn t appeal uite frankly I m bored and just can t continue reading this When a book is a chore to read the best thing to do is move on It is what I have decided to do with sincere apologies to the author

  • ebook
  • 272
  • The Only Story
  • Julian Barnes
  • English
  • 21 June 2020
  • 9781473554795