I wanted to read something “more literary” than my usual reads, so i decided to give The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham a try. It is slow paced and the language takes some getting used to. However, once i adapted to the writing style, i enjoyed it. Also, i used the Kindle dictionary for some of the archaic terms.

The book describes, in great detail, high society in Europe in the 1920’s, which i found fascinating.

I chose this particular book because the main character, Larry Darrell, goes on a search for the meaning of life. That portion of the story has a very Zen feel to it.

It’s not nearly as difficult a read as Henry James “Portrait of a Lady”.