Love, Etc.

Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character In Love, etc he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce to create a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs After spending a decade in America as a successful businessTwice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character In Love, etc he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce to create a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs After spending a decade in America as a successful businessman, Stuart returns to London and decides to look up his ex wife Gillian Their relationship had ended years before when Stuart s witty, feckless, former best friend Oliver stole her away But now Stuart finds that the intervening years have left Oliver s artistic ambitions in ruins and his relationship with Gillian on less than solid footing When Stuart begins to suspect that he may be able to undo the results of their betrayal, he resolves to act Written as an intimate series of crosscutting monologues that allow each character to whisper their secrets and interpretations directly to the reader, Love, etc is an unsettling examination of confessional culture and a profound refection on the power of perspective.
Love Etc Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character In Love etc he uses all the

  • Title: Love, Etc.
  • Author: Julian Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780375725883
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The conversation continues.There's Gillian, who appears the most sensible but may well be the most calculating and manipulative.There's Oliver, who appears the most up but is in fact down. Way down.There's Stuart, who appears the most innocent but is in fact a scheming monster.A few other people are allowed to speak. Gillian's Mum, her daughter, her colleague. This adds spice to the mix. But it was never bland, even before they popped in.Barnes makes the voices of Stuart and Oliver so distinct i [...]

    2. Book no. 4 by Julian Barnes - more precisely, the fourth audiobook. I loved Love, etc The title itself couldn't be better because this novel is mostly about love and relationships and other things, that come under the umbrella of etc. Barnes takes a magnifying glass and points it at love, especially as its manifestation between a man and a woman. He does this very well through several unreliable narrators, but ultimately, this is the story of a threesome that's made up of Stuart and Oliver, best [...]

    3. Julian Barnes at his best!There can't be a sequel better than this one.Nobody knew for 10 years that Stuart, Gillian and Oliver's journey is not over in Talking It Over.If you want to see how twisted minds can take shape of a fantastic story, you've got these!

    4. Julian Barnes is a strange fish. Kind of straddling both serious novels and escapism. He's like an extremely capable and intellectual novelist who's decided to write very accessibly just because it's fun that way. I like his sense of humour.But it's there, in these stories. Deepness, darkness, complexity. He still seems to write with the assumption that every normal reader has a smattering of French and a good understanding of Greek mythology. He wears his smarts in the lining of his coat, not i [...]

    5. Continuarea acestei povești mai mult sau mai puțin de dragoste mi-a dat tremurici în talpă, cum s-ar spune. În primul rând, situațiile din Trois au luat proporții și au fost duse la extrem, lucru nu foarte previzibil după sfârșitul primei cărți, iar pe de altă parte, totul a devenit mult mai grav, dramatic și chiar agresiv.Deși Barnes ne face să ne simțim ca și când nu ne-am fi despărțit niciodată de Stuart, Oliver sau Gillian, cu siguranță avem de a face cu personaje a [...]

    6. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of form and content than Love, etc, in which Julian Barnes continues the story of characters that came to life in Talking It Over. If, however, this marriage is fine, then equally the marriage of Gillian and Oliver is not. And neither, for that matter, was the previous one that temporarily joined Gillian and Stuart.Julian Barnes tells the story of this love triangle entirely in the first person. Gillian, Oliver and Stuart appear like talking heads o [...]

    7. Not one, not two, but three—count ‘em—three unreliable narrators. How fun! Julian Barnes is brilliant. This is the story of a love triangle, of sorts. Oh it’s all so very modern, or post-modern, or at least contemporary. Gillian and Oliver are married. Oliver’s one time best friend is Stuart. Gillian and Stuart were once married. Oliver “stole” Gillian from him (one might say). Oliver is a pompous prig, an over-educated wastrel, with various projects "in development" (which is anot [...]

    8. Labs, klasisks Bārns. Līdz ārprātam gudrs, sīkumains, trāpīgs, patiess un skaudrs. Bet arī romantisks.Pa ilgiem laikiem beidzot bija jāpiedomā pie tā, ko lasu.

    9. A disclaimer: when I began "Love, etc." I didn't know it further developed the characters from "Talking It Over," so that's mu fault. However, I found Barnes' narrative compelling. The overall confessional tone of the narrative questions the brittle reliability of the characters that share their experiences and points of view. This novel explores the questionable nature of love and the way in which it transforms and develops over time. Reminiscent of novels such as Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," t [...]

    10. I'm not a serious reader. I don't program my reading. Of course I have a list (actually it's a very nice notebook with excerpts from "Le petit prince" typed on the cover), of course I try to read what's on the list, even if many times I don't even remember who recommended the books, where I read the reviews or why I wanted to read those books in the first place. As I said, I'm not a serious reader. If I were, I would have known that Love, etc. is a sequel to Talking It Over. It's quite frustrati [...]

    11. This book has basically the same theme as "The Sea, The Sea", by Iris Murdoch. One of the main characters, Stuart, has been left by his first wife, Gillian, who is now married to his best friend. For the last 10 years he has been sure he never stopped loving her. However, when he has the chance of having a real glimpse of how she really is now, after years of marriage with Oliver, he realizes that the woman he had loved all this time, was "the Gillian" to whom he had been married long ago and th [...]

    12. From BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Drama:Julian Barnes' absorbing tale of betrayal and revenge wrapped within humour and despair.

    13. Here we meet our old friends from the first part as we take over from where the left. We see the repercussions of the events from the first book and the effect that it has on the characters. There is further character development as we carry on with the same narrative structure, though they do get to sort of interact with each other along with the interviewer, shaking up the dynamics a bit. Things do get sort of unreal for some parts in the book, especially when you compare it to the first part [...]

    14. All I could think when I was reading Love Etc. by Julian Barnes was the Rashomon effect. Here we have three friends, Oliver, Stuart, and Gillian, in a classic love triangle. 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. This books is less about narrative and more about chara [...]

    15. Stylistically brilliant, as always, Barnes nonetheless delivers, for me, an uneven and in the end uncomfortable book. He takes up characters and style from his earlier Talking it Over. Two men are in love with the same woman. In Talking it Over, Oliver stole Gillian from Stuart. In Love Etc Stuart tries to steal her back. We learn about all this from statements all three main characters (and some side characters) direct to the reader - statements that differ very much in style, and that are at t [...]

    16. Un autore che per me è una garanzia. Dopo aver letto Il senso di una vita e Livelli di vita, ho deciso di leggere tutto di Barnes. Mi ha incantata così tanto con le sue storie e la sua scrittura che lo reputo uno degli autori che più amo. Le aspettative sono quindi molto alte.Una storia che, a prima impressione, appare un po' diversa dalle altre già lette per quanto riguarda i contenuti.Ciò che subito colpisce è lo stile della narrazione: tre persone, tre punti ti vista diversi che si alte [...]

    17. This book does not read like a novel----not exactly like reading a play---more like a one Man or Woman show , but with more ( many more) characters talking to the reader. The three main characters are,Stuart,Gillian and Oliver,their are about 8 or 9 minor characters popping in now and than. Stuart has returned to London after living in the States for ten years. He gets in touch with his ex-wife Gillian,who is now married to Oliver,Stuart's former best friend.Stuart thinks he can undo the marriag [...]

    18. My tenth book by Barnes.This is a sequel to "Talking it over" written after tem years. It is completely unnecessary, I might add. It was boring for the most part, apart from the last third. Don't get me wrong, I love Barnes' style, but this is not interesting enough. I'll place it near the end of my Best Barnes' books, right before Before She Met Me.

    19. My short summary: Stuart and Gillian were married until Stuart's best buddy Oliver stole her away. Stuart never got over Gillian, so when Oliver and Gillian hit a rough patch, Stuart finds a way of moving back into her life. Their lives. That plot is not unique, but the way Julian Barnes goes about telling it certainly is. You, the reader, are the interviewer, and Gillian, Oliver, and Stuart are telling you their points of view. There are also statements from Gillian and Oliver's daughters, Stua [...]

    20. So this one is a sequel to Talking It Over, which I really liked. So much that I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next one.So this one is exactly the same as the previous one, so didn't disappoint, and the story keeps up from where the other left off so that is all good. However, maybe because it is more of the same, it felt a bit short of something somehow. Only one of the characters seemed to have a real transformation between the two books, which was quite a surprise and carried the book [...]

    21. This book is a gem. Noted by the NY Times as a book of the Year in 2000, Barnes does not disappoint. He is the master on relationship issues and about half way through this book I did some kind of mental note to ponder how am I doing compared to his characters. I wouldn't call it therapy but when one reads a Barnes story on love, sex and relationships, you get some uneasy feelings. I guess this is really art when this happens? On top of that, Barnes' language is so much fun to read and so vivid, [...]

    22. This is first book by Julian Barnes I've read front to back. I have not read the book the precedes it (with the same characters) so I don't know if my opinion would be different otherwise. But that being said I was beyond impressed with how Barnes could take on the voices of so many different perspectives and execute their thoughts so clearly. The only downfall was that I ended the book disliking all the characters in it and not wanting to know much more about them. So I guess the real value was [...]

    23. Ovo je moje mišljenje o Pretresanju i Ljubav itd.Prva knjiga o (ne)običnom ljubavnom trokutu je nešto bolja od druge, iako su u pitanju ista lica i glasovi, koji se izravno obraćaju čitatelju. Ono što mi se najmanje sviđa je to, da se po stilu pisanja samo jedan lik razlikuje od drugih. Izražavanje ostalih je bez osobitog stila. Ako to ostavim po strani, riječ je o intimnim pričama nekolicine ljudi, ni po čemu osobitim, osim što su većinom ne-sretne. Čak i one koje bi trebale biti [...]

    24. This is a sequel to Talking It Over, which was one of Julian Barnes' most memorable and entertaining books, in which a romantic triangle was explored by alternating the voices of the protagonists and other characters. This book revisits them ten years later and is full of the same humour, ideas and observation, but moves into darker territory as the book progresses.

    25. It was a slow start. The intensity of this book actually hit me the day after I finished it. Turns out I needed to let my thoughts percolate on this one. Initially rated this two stars, but based on how much I am thinking about the ending even after putting the book down demonstrates the skill of Julian Barnes.

    26. A harsh look at desire, coupling, love, loss of desire, obsession, and the ripple effect on others. Told directly to the reader by each of the people involved and affected. Interesting, in a depressing sort of way.

    27. I wanted to give this book 5 stars, but it had no memorable ending. The characters simply slid out of view.

    28. Seni Sevmiyorum'un devamı ancak ilkinden daha güzel olmayı başarmış. Stuart / Gillian / Oliver o kadar canlılar ki, Barnes'ın karakter yaratım maharetini alkışlamak istiyor insan. Severek okudum.

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