Making Things Better Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Making Things Better

This is a story of an elderly British man who is engaged in a solitary quest to assign meaning to his life before he dies. The protagonist is exceptionally introspective and spends much of the novel reflecting on his past experiences. His reflections on aging, contemporary life, familial relationships, and alienation are incisive, beautifully worded, and startlingly accurate.   
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by TJ Posuni

Chapter Analysis of Making Things Better

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Love problems?    -   Obession with uninterested person

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Germany Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Making Things Better

Anita Brookner Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian