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The Razor's Edge

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

My favorite book of all times

For years, this has been the book that I buy every time I find it so I can put it on my shelf in preparation to share it with friends looking for a good book to read. This story centers around four main characters (two men and two women) coming of age during an...
For years, this has been the book that I buy every time I find it so I can put it on my shelf in preparation to share it with friends looking for a good book to read. This story centers around four main characters (two men and two women) coming of age during and immediately following WWI. All four live a comfortable lifestyle until the two men experience the unthinkable as they work as field medics, ambulance drivers. My favorite character, Larry Darryl, returns from his ambulance-driving experience uncomfortable with the luxuries to which he was previously accustomed. Soon after his return, he decides to 'loaf' despite his female admirer's chagrin. Larry takes the road less traveled by exploring the world with little to no regard to the lifestyle Americans find so enchanting prior to the Great Depression...and without judging the people who come in and out of his life sometimes at their very lowest points. His former love marries the other man in hopes of achieving the social stature she craves. I won't give any more of the story away. The reason why I love it so much is that Larry could have lived the comfortable life, but he chose to do something uncomfortable so he could really experience life and people as they are. When I feel stuck in my comfortable American notions of the way life is supposed to be, I read this book and think about the difficult path that Larry took. Unpopular, imperfect, real.

posted by Anonymous on April 1, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Recommend

A look into l930's of life of the aristocracy before and after the world market crash in Europe and the U.S. Very wordy and descriptive with a look at what is and isn't important in life. A good read after 50 years passing since first read.

posted by Bcbtree on March 24, 2012

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Recommend

    A look into l930's of life of the aristocracy before and after the world market crash in Europe and the U.S. Very wordy and descriptive with a look at what is and isn't important in life. A good read after 50 years passing since first read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Homework Mrs. O'Hollas Class

    Honestly, my review on this book isn't that great. As I was reading it I felt no connection to it at all, even though it was told in first person. Some books that I do read I can get into because they are topics that I understand and can connect with. Unfortunately, since I did not connect with, the Razor's Edge, this experience wasn't too fullfilling. I understood how the narrator stated that he tried having lunch with Elliot Templeton but never could set a date because the narrrator wasn't someone famous or worth- knowing. When the narrator became a writer and Elliot found out about his work then Elliot hurried and made an appt. with him. To me that sounds like high school drama because in high school alot of people don't talk to many unless they are popular or well known. If you are not well known then they would not even say hi to you. That is my opinion on this read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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