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The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
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Dec 09, 2007

it was amazing
Read in November, 2007

Somerset Maugham continues to justify his place on my list of favorite writers. His narrative is crisp and moves the plot along well without giving characters or events short shrift. His insightful, soul-searching characters (which not all of them are) have the kinds of conversations you sometimes have and wish you did more often about philosophy, art, and life issues. He is able to find the good in his characters and yet no sugar-coat their flaws. This book will be helpful and meaningful for anyone trying to figure out his worldview and grapple with overarching questions of religious faith. But the book also contains human relations, sex, and observations about America and Americans--something for everyone!
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Rebeca love your comments!!!

Diana A friend introduced me to Somerset Maugham and I agree that he gives us insights into the characters and the world they lived in. Maugham's language flows well and I could follow the story, which is a plus for me.

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