As you all know, WHIRL stands for What Have I Read Lately, and I must say, I have read some wonderful books lately. Don't you just love it when your reading is on a roll, so to speak? So.what have I read lately? Read on to find out:
You know from my previous post that I loved The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. I loved it so much, I went to the library and took out another novel by Maugham, The Razor's Edge. This was one of those books that you look forward to returning to when you've finished whatever else it is you must do. Many of the same themes are present in this novel that are in The Painted Veil, and there's much here to ponder, but, as we all know, it's the story that matters most, and this story is compelling.
Isabel is in love with Larry and he's in love with her. However, Isabel wants the good life, the fun life, the high society bourgeois life. And Larry is in search of something else. Something else entirely. So how to reconcile their differences and hold onto their love? This is a large part of the story--but not all of it. You'll meet other wonderful characters, you'll contemplate what "love" really is, you'll ponder how one should live, and what makes a successful life. This is a slow-paced page-turner, if that's not too much of an oxymoron for you.
What about you? What have you read lately?
WHIRL (What Have I Read Lately) Books is a site for readers to find books for themselves and their book clubs. Liz at Literary Masters runs book groups and literary salons where we "dig deep" into literary treasures.