The Sense of an Ending (2011) by Julian Barnes is a polished, superbly written and well crafted novel . The book is about the reminiscences of Tony who is retired and divorced. The book covers the end of his schooling and a his relationship with Veronica and his life with his now ex-wife.
The meditative, measured control of language is what sets Barnes’ books apart from most other fiction. The Sense of an Ending shows just how good a writer Barnes is. The story is clever and involving. The book isn’t Barnes’ best, Flaubert’s Parrot remains on its perch but it’s still a wonderful read.