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He is present to the reader , an engaging , even a compelling story - teller — it is
very hard to put down a Maugham story or novel once you have taken it up but he
is a man who is giving nothing away . Maugham's prose is lucid and musical ...
paper , and it was not till four years after I had made my notes for it that I wrote the
first of the stories I had conceived in the ... The first story I wrote now was called
Rain and it looked for a while as though I should have no better luck with it than ...
I have had some sort of story to tell and it has interested me to tell it . To me it has
been a sufficient object in itself . It has been my misfortune that for some time now
a story has been despised by the intelligent . I have read a good many books ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hellbent - LibraryThing
This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review