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Of Human Bondage (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Of Human Bondage-Intellectually Provacative

I won't lie. I was bored the first 300 pages. But the next 400 pages made up for it. Maugham built the basis for the plot and the characters slowly in this semi-autobiographical theme fest. Great for book clubs who want to discuss coming of age, changing thoughts on ...
I won't lie. I was bored the first 300 pages. But the next 400 pages made up for it. Maugham built the basis for the plot and the characters slowly in this semi-autobiographical theme fest. Great for book clubs who want to discuss coming of age, changing thoughts on relegion and philosophy, human nature, one-sided love and the pursuit of happiness. Maugham managed to create tension every time Milred, the horrible object of young Philip Cary's obsession, enters a scene. Likewise, one dreads the financial demise of Phillip with equal tension. As a bookclub member for over 15 years, it is nice to find a book with real meat in it.

posted by bookbusy on January 4, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Lots of errors

And symbols and weird stuff. Looked at the first 3 pages and deleted it. Buy the book for 99 cents. The free versions are all crappy.

posted by 6093412 on October 31, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Lots of errors

    And symbols and weird stuff. Looked at the first 3 pages and deleted it. Buy the book for 99 cents. The free versions are all crappy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2004

    Boring

    This book was boring and slow. I've read a lot of classics and long books, and liked many, but this is not one of them. Normally, when a book that is considered a classic has no plot and is slow and monotonous, there is excellent writing to make up for it, but this book had neither. It is long and tedious and predictable, and nothing ever really happens. Reads like an autobiography written by someone with a boring and normal life. And it does have a predictable and sappy ending. Possibly the shortened version is less bad, but I certainly can't say it will be good.

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