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Vladimir Nabokov
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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage - It is very hard to write a review about a book that is truly a classic in literature. The main reason I attempt to do it is that I, hopefully, make someone interested in it enough to pick it up and read it. This really was far from a difficult read. The pages flow and though a large volume you find it is over far too soon.Our values and ethics may be very different from when this book was written but it still resonates with thoughts and feelings that are still in play today. The power that we allow some people in our lives to have over us. The angst, the obsessions, the agony and yes, the ecstasy. I'm glad that the main character Philip was an every day man and not some clever and suave one such as Griffiths. He's maddening and endearing especially when countered with Mildred. He is the perfect anti hero.You see glimpses of Maugham throughout Philip's tale and you can't help but want to learn more about both.I feel like I'm gushing, well I guess I am but I can't seem to stop. I've found a new favourite author and I'm happy.