Joseph Grinton's Reviews > Collected Short Stories: Volume 1

Collected Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
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I read these stories one after another without getting distracted by anything else. I was astonished by how good they were. I love the way he describes people. He always chooses exactly the right words. He is like a skilful portrait painter. You know these people are real and he has captured them perfectly. But he also has a mischievous sense of humour. He is at once wicked and compassionate. Absolutely exquisite.
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Bruce Thanks for the recommendation, Joseph. Only in the last year have I begun to read and appreciate short stories, and recommendations are much appreciated. I've read Maugham's novels and enjoyed them. I'll give this collection a try.


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