Tag Archives: Graham Greene

Book Review: The Man Within

The Man Within, by Graham Greene As someone who has read quite a few novels and other writings by the author [1], it was very intriguing to read his first novel.  In reading this novel in retrospect, we have both … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life, by Graham Greene There is something both interesting as well as untrustworthy about the memoirs of writers.  On at least some level, this is due to the Heisenburg effect, in that the mere act of reflecting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Comedians

The Comedians, by Graham Greene Spoiler alert:  it’s not very funny.  This book carries on the Graham Greene tradition [1] of writing “entertainments” that are not very entertaining.  This is clearly a work of late Greene writing, and if one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ministry Of Fear

The Ministry Of Fear, by Graham Greene Sometimes even the entertainments of Graham Green are gloomy and morbid, and such is the case here. Few people would consider this to be among Greene’s great books, although even an ordinary book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps, by Graham Greene As it happens, before I read this book I had already read (and greatly enjoyed) a book that had been inspired by this one that led a man to travel through Sierra Leone, Guinea, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene This may certainly be a late novel by Graham Greene, but it is equally certainly an enjoyable novel to read and one that can charitably be called Nathanish.  Greene wrote many novels that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter, by Graham Greene It is not very often that one has to say about a Graham Greene novel that one wishes the main character was more tough-minded, but here is a case where that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Of The Affair

The End Of The Affair, by Graham Greene Although my thoughts on adultery are rather pointed [1], this is a book that manages to be deeply worthwhile in large part because of its unceasing honesty about the people at its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orient Express

Orient Express, by Graham Greene The entertainment novels of Graham Greene are an intriguing lot, and this one may be the most cinematic of them all.  To be sure, this novel is not without its controversy, not least because it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quiet American

The Quiet American, by Graham Greene This is the book where Graham Greene makes his anti-American feeling all too obvious, alas, to be comfortable to those who are genuinely patriotic.  This book is the sort of book that is most … Continue reading

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