Surprisingly simple yet deep novel displaying some of the finest skills of the revered Mr. Maugham. He attempts to objectively recount the life events of a seemingly ordinary person - Larry Darrell, who, having passed through some mind-transforming experiences during the war, is seeking god. "You are a very religious man who doesn't believe in God", tells him a wise Christian monk. His quest is granted with an experience powerful enough to motivate the reader into self-reflection and - possibly - changing a few takes on day-to-day life.
The novel reads extremely easy, with enough twists of the plot to maintain the reader's interest until the very end. Several twists embedded by the author in his 3-D, life-size characters amazed me beyond belief.
Another thing I feel compelled to praise the author for is his "neutrality", or non-judgmental attitude to life and people.
And lastly, the English language "The Razor's Edge" is written with is simply exquisite.
P.S. I had recommended this book to a friend of mine, and she just came back to tell me how breathtakingly great it was!