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Rain and Other South Sea Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
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Jan 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: classics
Read 2 times. Last read January 7, 2011 to January 9, 2011.

Typical Maugham. Seeing the world you live in through his observation. Seems like true stories rather than fiction. Interesting description differences between the south sea islands' peoples and those from the far east. "Red" is particularly poetic while "The Fall of Edward Barnard" is inspiring. Loved this bit "The coconut trees came down to the water's edge, not in rows, but spaced out in an ordered formality. They were like a ballet of spinsters, elderly but flippant, standing in affected attitudes with the simpering graces of a bygone age."

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