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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
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Aug 04, 11

Read from July 27 to August 03, 2011

Let's get my gripe out of the way first (and this has nothing to do with the story). I ordered this book and it turned up with Helen Mirren and Sam Riley on the cover and 'Now a Major Motion Picture' emblazoned across the top. It then has an intro by the Director of the recent remake blabbing on about him making the film. This is a classic novel by one of our greatest novelists, I could care less about some toss remake of an infinitely superior original film. None of this relates to the book!

Anyway, I love the Attenborough film and as such was really looking forward to reading this...it really didn't disappoint. With the minor remark that Ida for me feels too much like a plot device rather than a character elsewhere we are treated to rich in-depth characterisation and an enthralling debate about religion and good vs evil. Rose and Pinkie are two of the most interesting people I've encountered and both entirely believeable. Loved it, loved it, loved it, think, will definitely read some more Greene and I may dig out the Attenborough DVD as well.
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message 1: by Don (new)

Don You should know something about 'blabbing on.' Do you think anyone reading book reviews cares about how you ordered the wrong edition of the book. Not exactly great literary insights coming from this boy. Greene's a minor writer by the way, his reputation fading fast, but you wouldn't know that if you've only just catching up with your reading...


Matthew Thanks so much for your feedback, you sound like a total prick.


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