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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

At long last I have read this book. This is the story of a group of Americans who reach adulthood just as the First World War is in full swing. Maugham gives himself the role of narrator of the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dorritt - LibraryThing

Genuinely enjoyed The Razor’s Edge, though I’m having trouble articulating why. Seriously, I’m not even sure what compelled me to pick this up, as I normally avoid books about “the meaning of life ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

"The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard." —Katha-Upanishad. Maugham seems to imply that if you chose enlightenment over materialism, you ... Read full review

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User Review  - CandiedMapleLeaves - LibraryThing

I enjoy Maugham's style of writing. He paints his characters very vividly and very humanly. None of his characters are absolutely good or absolutely evil, and even though I thought he would set up ... Read full review

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User Review  - tercat - LibraryThing

My opinion of the book fluctuated as I read. The author inserts himself as a character, and sometimes that makes the narrative flow awkward. You end up with passages where he's writing things like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

Entertaining "Lost Generation" soap opera. It is touted as a "true story" (Maugham serves as a central character/narrator) where everyone gets what they want in life, and there are happy endings for ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktp50 - LibraryThing

The quality of writing is what remains; it is fantastic. A character sketch done by a master. The book speaks to the larger themes of love, success, spirtualism and accomplishment. Western society has ... Read full review

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User Review  - sundaraz - LibraryThing

I came to this book from reading somewhere that Maugham had captured the intensity of a spiritual quest as much as possible in a fictional work in "Razor's Edge". I was a little disappointed after ... Read full review

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User Review  - flashflood42 - LibraryThing

I read this book in July 2010 for a book group meeting this fall that I won't be able to attend. I loved it and wondered why I'd never discovered it before. It deals with Brits and Americans who are ... Read full review

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User Review  - markbstephenson - LibraryThing

I read this after seeing the movie starring Tyrone Power and was struck by the changes the Hollywood people thought necessary. Read full review


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