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Jul 13, 2009 Terence rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Amateur genealogists & Maugham fans
Several many years ago a friend said that I reminded him of Larry, the hero of Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge. Obviously, I then had to read this novel to find out whether I had been slanderously insulted or handsomely praised. My friend's innocent comment set off the spark that grew into my love of all things "Maugham." From The Razor's Edge I moved on to Of Human Bondage, read over a 36-hour train ride from LA to Seattle, and from there into Maugham's other novels and short stories. Not o ...more
Very interesting, but quite a slow read. I was a bit bogged down in all the Williams & Roberts, so the family tree was most welcome. I recently read the Selina Hastings bio. Of Somerset Maugham and this is a good complement to it.