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In Maugham's Razor's Edge, a writer comes upon Isabel, Gary, Elliot and their friend Larry, and discovers lies and lives threaded between them. He also becomes interested in the journey of Larry, a American who is on a quest to discover his meaning in life and comes upon a religious awakening.
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The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Van Laarhoven

Set between WWI and WWII, the story chronicles the adventures of a young American Maugham calls Larry Darrell as he traces a path along a spiritual journey in search of the Absolute. Darrell's odyssey takes him from America to Europe to India. After meeting a venerated Maharshi, one morning high in the mountains of India, he experiences Enlightenment.
The review of this Book prepared by Upaka

American goes to Europe and fights in First World War. He sees his friend killed and questions the meaning of life. His search for truth destroys his old life in the States, changes the destiny of those around him, and results in some interesting adventures.
The review of this Book prepared by Ashok Karra

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   nature of existence (heavy philosophy) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Italy Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

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