:The sense of an Ending BOOKREVIEW (Tony as a narrator (unreliable, lack…
:The sense of an Ending BOOKREVIEW
1st part: teenagehood
decribing facts, and different characters, his clique, Veronica, Margaret, Veronica, old joe hunt, TOny 20yo during the 60's
2nd part: adulthood, old age
flashback to his past, theme of memorie, growing-up and chain of responsibilities, TOny 60 yo
false and verification of its childhood, growing up.... obsessed with evidence, corroboration and documentation to search the truth of his life and the mysterious suicide of he’s old friend.
Tony as a narrator
unreliable, lack of memory and imagery sometimes. Alzheimer?
empathy + affection, as a human, make mistakes: throughout the book I considered T as a scapegoat
When Margaret stopped Tony "you are on your own now.", as a reader empathetic, would have like to continue the novel with M's character.
hate Veronica's character; as Tony said "mysterious women", seems unscrupulous and deceitful as we can point out her lack of communication and visible feelings towards the narrator
realistic: can be assimilate to my grandfather.
a lifestyle routine without any adventure. Seems busy even if he is retired
"We thought we were being mature when we were only being safe"
hard to folllow, flashback appears as the story goes from his adult point of view.
perfect description of places he goes and emotions he feels//manipulation of the reader... The unreliable narrator manipulate the reader throughout the book between past and present, flashback and hypothesis.
after the ride with V, part2, Tony went again to the pub or care in the community home, as a detective to search for sthg. From this example, scene are narratively long.
favorite part of the book
when Tony reread his letter sent to Adiran
Part 2: the reader is waiting 'impatient' to have a look in this misterious letter, which is part of the plot.
I find it comic, the evidence of Adiran suicide's reason. Harsh, crual and insulting, irespectable, :
another Tony's facet, as he rediscovered and realised that "to remind that our life is not our life but the story we told to ouselves". Tony reasured himself that he was innocent, and this letter was the turning point of his view of his own life.
"Because rereading that letter of mine, feeling its harshness and agression, came as a profound and intimate shock p.107
If you read it twice you would not have read it in the same aspect/expectattion as the first time. (short book, poignant content?)
due to its twist plot