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Alsof het voorbij is / druk 16

Alsof het voorbij is - Julian Barnes, Ronald Vlek A very enjoyable book that I'll definitely read again someday, not too long and not too overly complicated. The first part about the author's memories concerning his youth and first relationship are funny and uncomplicated. In the second part, his contemplations about memory, growing older, and how his life has unwinded evoke a certain seriousness and melancholy. And finally, how the story unfolds and turns upside down in only the last few pages is not surprisingly original, but still unexpected and a great page-turner. Not an overly captivating story or very high-class literature, but still I think it deserves to have won a prestigious reward like the Booker Prize. I like it.