Sunday, July 08, 2007

~ B O O K R E V I E W ~

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham has everything a novel should have. Fantastic characters, death, marriages, romance, jealousy, deceit, and a story that moves. There is Larry the mystic, Elliot the lovable snob, Isabel the socialite. Every character is distinct. The stock market crashes in ’29 at just the right point. This work is a masterpiece, and everybody should read it. Right now!

1 comment:

Hawksbill said...

You're right again. Razor's Edge is one of my favorite books. I think I read it two or three times back in my 20's. The movie with Bill Murray is pretty good as well. As I heard it told, Murray refused to film Ghostbusters 2 unless the studio allowed him to make a film version of Razor's Edge.

Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" is great also. I made the mistake of reading it when I was having a bad relationship similar to that of the main character, though... so the book just made me want to die... good stuff though!

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