(PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story]

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The Only Story Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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

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The Only Story Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 Collins Awakening Phoenix Rising # 1 Phoenix Rising # 1 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 Edupreneur is absolutely one of my favorite authors That s why شوهر آهو خانم it The New Sugar Spice 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

Review ¹ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Julian Barnes

The Only Story Free read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 instead but it isn t love Thus begins the latest novel by one of my favorite authors Julian Barnes I immediately knew just by reading those words that I will be witness to a beautiful and heartbreaking love story which will leave me after the last page fulfilled by the exuisite writing but also spent from suffering along with the characters I was entirely right Most of us have only one story that matters only one finally worth telling This is mine The Author tells the story of Paul a young man of 19 and his first love Susan a middle age married woman of 48 They meet in 1963 on the tennis court where fate brought them together for a double match They begin to spend and time together until they fall irremediably in love The novel is divided in three parts the first chapter is written in first person and relates the beginning of the love story The second part is a mixture of 1st and 2nd person and deals with the inevitable degradation and end love while the 3rd part where we showed Paul s remaining life is written mostly in a detached 3rd person The authors explain his choices to use these narration techniues better than I could And first love always happens in the overwhelming first person How can it not Also in the overwhelming present tense It takes us time to realize that there are other persons and other tenses But nowadays the raucousness of the first person within him was stilled It was as if he viewed and lived his life in the third person Which allowed him to assess it accurately he believed I thought that the change between 1st 2nd and 3rd person narration to be of powerful effect and it worked very well to confer the intended atmosphere and tension It was particularly compelling in the 2nd chapter which started in 1st person and moved to 2nd person when the relationship started to face problems and Susan changed 2nd person is somewhat in between the personal 1st person and the 3rd which suggests an intermediary state where Paul s effortsfailure to save Susan and their love transitions from the intense love and suffering to a detached form If you read The Sense of An Ending you get to immediately see the similarity between The Only Story and the 2011 Booker winner They both deal with an older man looking back at his life and the unreliability of memory If in The Sense of An Ending the theme is subtly introduced and we are left to discover it ourselves while reading here it is expressed out in the open through narrator s words But here s the first problem If this is your only story then it s the one you have most often told and retold even if as is the case here mainly to yourself The uestion then is do all these retellings bring you closer to the truth of what happened or move you further away He sometimes asked himself a uestion about life Which are truer the happy memories or the unhappy ones He decided eventually that the uestion was unanswerable So that familiar uestion of memory He recognized that memory was unreliable and biased but in which direction Towards optimism That made initial sense You remembered your past in cheerful terms because this validated your existence You didn t have to see your life as any kind of triumph his own had hardly been that but you did need to tell yourself that it had been interesting enjoyable purposeful Purposeful That would be pitching it a bit high Still an optimistic memory might make it easier to part from life might soften the pain of extinction But you could eually argue the opposite If memory is biased towards pessimism if retrospectively all appears blacker and bleaker than it actually was then this might make life easier to leave behind I don t know if the similarities were intentional or if there was laziness in finding new ideas However both novels are amazing and in the same time similar and different both worth reading and livingThe Only Story is a story about and powerful love sorted to fail about hope social conventions shame unspoken guilt and loss It is a beautifully written novel as everything Barnes writes and I consider myself lucky to have been able to read this novel before it was published I want to thank to Julian Barnes Random House UKVintage and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review I read and ARC and the uotes may change in the final version of the book


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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] Julian Barnes × 7 Read 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 d

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    Summary The Only Story (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] Julian Barnes × 7 Read “Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less? That is I think finally the only real ue

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] 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

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] Would you rather love the and suffer the ; or love the less and suffer the less? That is I think finally the only

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    Review ¹ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Julian Barnes (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] Julian Barnes × 7 Read Leaving this unrated I've made it to 30% and this is an author I usually adore His writing is wonderful as alway

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] Julian Barnes × 7 Read Review ¹ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Julian Barnes 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’s memories fading memories as well than it is about love “He sometimes asked himself a uestion abou

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] 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

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    Summary The Only Story Review ¹ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Julian Barnes Julian Barnes × 7 Read 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 helpl

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    Summary The Only Story Julian Barnes × 7 Read Review ¹ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Julian Barnes 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 is one of his most popular books was my least favourite novel of his The Only Story is somew

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    Summary The Only Story Julian Barnes × 7 Read (PDF/EPUB) [The Only Story] 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 mem

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  • ebook
  • 272
  • The Only Story
  • Julian Barnes
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 9781473554795