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Loved the movie! Loved the book even better! Quick read and so very different than the movie.Published 11 days ago by ttapntoes
Not having read Somerset Maugham stories for years, it was good to read this one and I'm sure I'll read or re-read more of his. Interesting story, loved some of the metaphors! Read morePublished 14 days ago by jill goodale
A great classic reputed to have the best opening sentence of any novel in English: Great plot, interesting characters, exotic setting, and a theme that is guaranteed to engage... Read morePublished 15 days ago by janine yip
Somerset Maugham is a fantastic writer. In a novel of less than 200 pages, he managed to produce an excellent description of a place, actually places, develop a number of complex... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Eliot Marx
Interesting story that has some relevance to the relationship dynamics of today.
It could be useful in comparative literature class.
Beautiful story! I loved it, but it's a smidge different than the movie if that's the reason you're hunting this book down. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I wish it had been longer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keri Ward
I had seen the movie a while ago and I wanted to read the book to really understand how W. Somerset Maugham wanted us to feel the characters and I wasn't dissapointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole Riley