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The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes.

I first heard about it in Michael Lewis' Vanity Fair profile on Obama (Obama was reading it - http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/10/michael-lewis-pro...), and then my cofounder Omar mentioned it as an engrossing book whilst he was reading it, specifically because of the topic it handles: the malleability of our memories.

Anyway, it was a pleasure to read, captivating, and the imagery jumping out of the pages was brilliant. I frequently had to stop and re-read parts. It also made me laugh.

A personal favourite sentence:

"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."

It won the Man Booker prize last year.

More: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/15657664-the-sense-of-a...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sense_of_an_Ending

On the non-fiction side, probably "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Kahneman, though I haven't quite finished it. It's dense, but filled with insight after insight.




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