Well, of course I’m aware that this one won the Mann Booker prize for fiction, so it was a no-brainer to read. It’s a beautifully written literary novel about an older man’s realizations and regrets as he looks back on his life. His ruminations are set into motion by an incident and the story comes together beautifully. It’s melancholic but not depressing and in some ways, raises more questions about the trajectery of the protagonist’s life than it answers. But the journey is what it’s all about. A must-read for anyone who loves well-written fiction.