She wanted to be in love and be herself. But to be herself, she had to say no all the time. And then she was no longer herself.
(Pg 146, GBR Hardback 2007 ed.)
This is how the entire course of a life can be changed - by doing nothing.
On Chesil Beach extract from The New Yorker
Did I like it? Well, loved it. Recommended. A bonus: it is a short book.