The Sense of an Ending won the Man Booker Prize in 2011.
An old man reflects on his youth, and specifically his friendship with Adrian, and the latter's suicide.
What a wonderfully-crafted novel! Julian Barnes managed to gradually build a multi-layered plot that I would not want to spoil in anyway. All I can say is that Tony, the narrator, is one of the most memorable unreliable narrators I've ever read.
This is clearly a book that needs to be read a second time, and it is perfect for a group discussion as it is a puzzling and haunting story.
Since The Sense of an Ending is a reflection on memory and how we view the past, some have argued that it is better to read it when middle-aged or older. I'm 24, but an old soul, and I found this book very meaningful.