Sounds interesting, I've added it to my 'to read' list.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
I'm mainly reading this because The Idle Thumbs just launched a Book Club podcast and this is the first one.
To be captain reductive it's a guy of mature age talking about how things were different and looking back on his life. He's even had overall a rather normal life but there's one story that relates back to his youth, this is where things get interesting and tie into the more current events.
It's certainly not the kind of thing I'd normally read but I like to break out of my comfort zones every now and then.
Oh and RedSparrows should be happy to know that this does mean I've finished reading Catch 22