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Love, Etc.

Translated by Susanna Basso. It’s quite frustrati I’m not a serious reader. Quality Paperbacks Direct is a book club based in England, and jukian published this soft cover edition the same year as the Jonathan Cape hardback. He wears his bruises on his sleeve. On top of that, Barnes’ language is so much fun to read and so vivid, This book is a gem.

Jul 07, Mayra Nakamura rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He’s like an extremely capable and intellectual novelist who’s decided to write very accessibly just because it’s fun that way.

Lists with This Book. Oliver etfetera Stuart pick up just where they left off, jousting like young rivals. Slowly, he makes himself very useful by becoming their landlord, and eventually Oliver’s employer.

Some people only do it once. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. May 09, Philip rated it it was amazing. As I said, I’m not a serious reader. But what Julian Barnes communicates with such subtlety, skill and ease are the inconsistencies of human character, the incongruities of events, the contradictions and deceptions of behaviour, and the illusions these confusions create.


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

Translated by Valerija Zmor. Knopf edition in the U. Published June 11th by Vintage first published Feb 26, Robert Palmer rated it liked it.

But Barnes gives the love triangle a postmodern, playful twist where each character speaks to us, the reader, with face-to-face candor, as if we were some therapist in an office listening to their contradictory interpretations, feelings, and thoughts of the same events.

Barnes adds a shock in the end he frequently does that, but why? I hated everything about him: Stuart is a successful business man. There must be a reason for him being published, read and awarded quite many prizes.

Amor, etcétera | Love, etc (Editorial Anagrama, ; Spanish) – Julian Barnes Bibliography

Translated by Jaime Zulaika. This book is a gem. Open Preview See a Problem? Delectable in every way. Slovene – Ljubezen etc.

amr Gillian and Oliver are married. While there are still the same pointed barbs and witty, erudite observations, this slimmer volume seems to just be retreading much of the same territory, but appears to be more padded, with the introduction of many more peripheral voices, which dilutes some of the effect.

Jul 15, Sharyl rated it it was banes Shelves: Preview — Love, Etc. But it was never bland, even before they popped in. And neither, for that matter, was the previous one that temporarily joined Gillian and Stuart. Unfortunately I found after having finished that this is a sequal to his novel Talking it Overwhich has the same format.


They have passionate etfetera. When Stuart offers Gillian and Oliver his old apartment in a nice section of town, Oliver immediately accepts and even takes a job delivering produce for Stuart’s business. There was a playfulness about it and it had a certain rhythm that kept things interesting and moving along at a fast pace. This book is a continuation of another book by Barnes, Talking it Overwhere we are first introduced to the trio.

View all 5 comments. Quotes from Love, Etc. Serbian – Ljubav, itd. Distributed by Random House, Inc. I was surprised that Gillian could have fallen in lov I had to put this one aside after pages.

Behold the towering slush pile! Occasionally, especially when the principal actors mention them, minor characters appear etectera have their often substantial say. I hope there is a third book and I can’t wait to see what the characters are going to do next. Barnes’s writing is breathtaking sometimes.

It seemed superfluous but I got into it. 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. The overall confessional tone of the narrative questions the brittle reliability of the characters that share their experiences and points of view.

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