Angela Conyers introduced the book, noting its moving stories and its depiction of life within a mixed group of 20th century American associated with the music industry. There was no single direct narrative but poetic descriptions and an interesting variety of styles of writing.
“The Sense of an Ending”, by Julian Barnes, chosen for the January meeting of the Friends book group, held at The Grand each month, was one of those books that, though highly readable, required at least a couple of readings to fully appreciate it.
It was an unusually small group who met on 1st September [only 5 of us] but the discussion was a lively one, though we were largely in agreement this time. We were talking about, “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian Writer who has written a series of mystery books featuring an alcoholic detective called Harry Hole.