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Levels of Life,
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Like his other works, especially Flaubert's Parrot, Barnes is capable of creating compelling voices for narrators that draw readers in. As the information provided on the book's page on Amazon suggests, Levels of Life covers several topics and time periods, starting with early ballooning in England and France to loss of a loved one. Dividing into three sections (The Sin of Height, On The Level, The Loss of Depth) this work is not quite a standard novel, it its mix of fiction and some level of history. If a reader wanted to, I'm sure they could find where the two part, but that was not something I want to just yet, if ever. It is a fragmentary at times work, not filling in details about characters or even plot, which my frustrate readers expecting such things. If you've read Barnes before though, Levels of Life is sure to find a place next to his many other books.