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The Last Picture Show (Mass Market)
Larry McMurtry
Dracula
Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius
Ray Monk
The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James, Patricia Crick
Maigret et le marchand de vin
Georges Simenon
Le Rouge et le Noir
Stendhal
The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham I didn't feel much sympathy for any of the characters. Maugham himself came across as rather pompous and condescending. His views on women were unpleasant. There are a number of philosophical speeches that were less than interesting. The description, particularly of the people was repetitious. We're told over and over that Larry has a melodious voice. I also found the story somewhat implausible in terms of Larry's achievements with "magic" and spirituality, as well as the ease with which Maugham becomes an important confidant of these characters.