Book No.145 Title: The Moon and Sixpence Author: William Somerset Maugham Publication date: 1919
モームは読みやすいし、エンターテイメント性も高くてかなり好きなのですが、こちらは特にストーリーテラーのモームならではの一冊！って感じです。私が本の次に愛する絵の世界を描いているところもポイント高い理由。 ナレーターは駆け出し小説家の青年で、彼の目から見たStricklandという美に取り憑かれた中年男の半生が描かれています。 "And the passion that held Strickland was a passion to create beauty. It gave him no peace. It urged him hither and thither. He was eternally a pilgrim, haunted by a divine nostalgia, and the demon within him was ruthless. There are men whose desire for truth is so great that to attain it they will shatter the very foundation of their world. Of such was Strickland, only beauty with him took the place of truth. I could only feel for him a profound compassion."