23 Following
nente

nente

Currently reading

Hard Times, A Longman Cultural Edition
Charles Dickens
Tremendous Trifles
G. K. Chesterton
"Симпсоны" как философия: Эссе
Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble, William Irwin
Лекции по зарубежной литературе
Vladimir Nabokov
Пробуждающаяся наука. Математика Древнего Египта, Вавилона и Греции
Иван Веселовский, B.L. Van Der Waerden
Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to His Son
Philip Dormer Stanhope
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
Samuel Richardson, Angus Ross
Surprised by Joy
C.S. Lewis
A Bit on the Side
William Trevor
Ojos de perro azul
Gabriel García Márquez

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage - Maeve Binchy, Benjamin DeMott, W. Somerset Maugham Having originally rated this book four stars, I rated it up on returning to write a review. And let me tell you, that doesn't often happen to me.
When I was reading Of Human Bondage, I wasn't always happy with it. Happy is not the word. Sometimes I felt exasperated, ashamed, angry - not with the writer, with the hero. And that's exactly what you feel when thinking of your own younger self and mistakes you made. In following the story of Philip Carey you identify with him and live his life over again with him - and it is as real as your own recollections, excites as many regrets, doubts, and twitches of pain. This book is life itself, and what more can you say?