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Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
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Oct 01, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: most everyone, I dug it
Read in October, 2007

This is one of those 600 pagers that slowly but surely begins to feel like one of your own appendages. I became very fond of the feel of this 2 pound monstrosity in my work bag and in my hands on the subway. I'm sad that Of Human Bondage is over. I became so attached to Phillip and his tumultuous love life, so pissed at that stuffy vicar, and don't even get me started on Mildred. What a bitch. Sure the steps that Phillip takes in his life and the language used are a little dated in an it-all-happened-100-years-ago sort of way, but I imagine anyone who reads this book will find its events comparable in a way to the events of their own young lives.

And poo on the Penguin Classics edition - it was chock full 'o' errors. But that's merely the impressions of a snarky editorial assistant like myself. Snarky, Christine. Snarky.
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message 1: by Ridie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:53PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ridie Okay, kate, this book looks like a must-read, despite the pile of titles staring at me by my bed.

And what are you doing in this picture? Are you having a fainting spell?

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