dedalus Posted May 30, 2015 Share Posted May 30, 2015 I love to bound around the countries of Southeast Asia, which are so perfectly, weirdly, idiotically designed for chase and concealment. Maugham gets it exactly right when he follows one of his colonial types from harbour to harbour along the coast, in the knowledge there is no ecape, not now, not then, not ever, as when you sit in a Chinese restaurant on the ground floor, open to the weather; the cook shambles over the poured concrete floor wearing a stained white T-shirt and green baggy shorts, bringing your beer in a glass of melting ice. Quote Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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