Tuesday, 26 December 2017
CAKES AND ALES by W Somerset Maugham
I for sure hope not, because whereas in my memory OF HUMAN BONDAGE is an extraordinarily contemporary story of finding meaning in a meangingless world, CAKES AND ALE is a strange uptight tale of an uptight young snob and his attempt to have an affair with a woman who is much too good for him. I can't think I've ever read a more dated book.
My key takeaway is: I'm never re-reading OF HUMAN BONDAGE. The memory is far too precious and I don't want my adult self ruining it.