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The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

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The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Review by Juan Manuel Wills taken from Amazon

An excellent book that through its six main characters, well described in their characteristics, ways of thinking and acting and their interrelations with society, treats the different aspects of life. In addition, the author becomes one of them; Is the rapporteur of the facts and, in turn, friend of this whole circle. With his comments, reinforces the points of view that he liked to highlight. It uses simple and direct language, intersperses many quotations of famous authors that allow the reader to understand even more the events. It presents correctly the spiritual struggle of Larry to get his personal development independent of everything material to which he could easily have access; For what is important is its inner realization, its peace of spirit that could allow him, to help his close nucleus of friends and related.

It is also an agile narrative of the historical facts of the early twentieth century, economic, social, artistic and philosophical that help to understand the great changes that occurred; It is important to emphasize that when the narrator considered appropriate, he advances the recount of some facts, for better clarity. It is a magnificent description of what happens in the day to day of their lives and their very different personalities. It describes masterfully the consequences of human relationships and interactions.
A highly recommended work; Has humor, philosophy, history, pain ...