Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
This is one of those frustrating books that is loaded with potential, but ultimately falls short of greatness. Griffith sets out to write a book portraying women as people, rather than as some sort of two-dimentional alien creatures. (I know this is her goal because she states as much in an afterwar...
Griffith wrote one of my favorite books so I was disappointed when I didn't care for this. It was well written but it was too much like primitive sf which I don't care for, and the messages just felt too obvious too me which hampered my enjoyment of the story.
This book utterly outwore my patience. Not much plot and lousy characters. And, of course, the politics. That women are people is fine sentiment, but I think it would take more than one real character to get that across. The main characters personal-growth-via-embracing-ancient-wisdom-of-natives sto...
It's ok though maybe a bit too predictable to me. Maybe it's because I've read this author's other stuff before.
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