my take: this is an odd, but good, little book. i admit that i liked it better after i found out our President has read it…
“winner of the man booker prize” is something that catches my eye and my interest … and such winners are often a bit odd. those British like to go for something a bit different.
this story has scant beginnings … a relationship that didn’t go very well. through the narrator we get the sense that she was a bit strange. he tells of his childhood friends and how they kind of fell apart. no great endings.
… until many years pass and old things are brought into a new light. an interesting reflection on relationships, assumptions, and evaluating one’s life.
my source: amazon surfing
my verdict: quiet. good.