Tag Archives: Graham Greene

The Devil Inside

Over the past few weeks, I have read far more about and from Graham Greene than I had previously thought possible [1].  To be sure, I have known about him as a writer for some time, reading Our Man In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Within My Head

The Man Within My Head, by Pico Iyer I must admit I likely would not have read this book or any book by Pico Iyer were it not for a recommendation I had received from a friend (and former instructor, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene I must admit I am a bit puzzled why this book is considered to be among Greene’s “great” novels instead of among his entertainments.  To be sure, this novel delves very deep into the practical … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Confidential Agent

The Confidential Agent, by Graham Greene I have to admit that although this book was a bit long at 300 pages (long because the text itself would suggest the book should be shorter), there is a lot to enjoy here.  … Continue reading

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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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