Maugham and Me

I can’t read right now. I can’t read The Summing Up. I just realized I’ve been avoiding it. Because Maugham’s been my thing through undergrad and MFA school; I always had something nice to say about Maugham. And while that last chapter was something else with his British bullshit, it was also the closest Maugham got to being the writer I’d overestimate in conversations. He just let himself go off on his “sun never sets” shit. He disappointed me. Even if I can objectively be amused by his rant, he disappointed me and I don’t want to engage with him right now. I need a Maugham break.

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