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Christmas Holiday

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2005

    Good story, nothing else

    This is a great read if that's all you are looking for. There are no deep meanings, or reflective insight to be found. Charley's 'realization' is left to the reader and that give it a modicum of mastery, but look elsewhere for intellectual stimulation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2005

    Wonderful read, fascinating book

    Great book. Good characters. Expertly written. Strong narrative style, typical of Maugham's best work. From the gentle but scathing desciption of the protagonist's parents and Simon, to the portrait of inter-war Paris and the interactions between Charley and Lydia, this book is a good read that stays with you for years after you've read it. In a good way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    Christmas Holiday not a Vacation

    This book is not haunting, erotic or deeply affecting. This novel is trying to tell you something, but lacks a tongue. It is a coming of age tale about a young man named Charley who goes gallavanting across Paris. Then his fascist friend Simon introduces him to a young whore named Lydia, she alters Charley's perception about life. Beyond this nothing else can be gained.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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