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The Human Factor by Graham Greene
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Feb 10, 2012

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Recommended for: Spy novel enthusiasts
Read from January 31 to February 10, 2012 , read count: 1

Greene's particular discipline of art is to purvey a plot using barely noticeable increments. I've so far read two books by Greene – the other being "The Heart of the Matter," which also follows a somewhat unprepossessing protagonist in his proverbial clutching at straws. This is story in which much never happens on the grand scale, but everything changes for a few individuals. Masterful narrative!

While reading this novel I took an involuntary break of barely two weeks. When again picking the book up after some stressed out turmoil, I was fully aware that a significant fraction of the story was being drowned in some bibliotherapeutical blur. Such a pity. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this spy-novel as much as any book. Perhaps I'll give it another read in a couple of years.

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