Simply, this paper is an attempt to examine the multiple meanings of love represented in the contemporary British writer Julian Barnes`s two love stories: Talking It Over (1991) and Love, etc. (2000). However, it also shows the word "simply" cannot be peformed just simply, not because the love relationship of the story is complicated but because the discourse of love itself refuses order, categorization, articulation, most of all, simplication. Instead, it arduously yearns to dissolve, dismantle, reconstruct and again fragment. Barnes`s novels are the very record of the meanings of love in the postmodern era. Yet, there seems to have been comparatively little consideration on love in Barnes` novels in regard to postmodern philosophy of love, not to mention the classic tradition of it. This paper begins with the notion that seemingly blatant, even blunt images of contemporary love stories in fact may be a useful and meaningful barometer of the socio-ethical, or philosophical awareness of our time. Despite the conventional themes of love and betrayal, the "hard and shimmering" images of love in Barnes`s stories, in Roland Barthes`s terms, awakens, thrusts, and ails the isolated, alienated, thus marginalized faculty of cognitive performance, punctum and its affirmative possibility. And to further the argument, I suggest that the stories, to be more specific, the books are no longer just disposable papers, but ultimately act as a punctum of the post-industrialized society through the birth of "You," the witness.