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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
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Dec 07, 2008

really liked it
Read in September, 2008

I read this on the recommendation of my friend Nate. I’d never heard of Graham Greene before and decided to do some research on his works. I’m glad Nate turned me on to him because this is a great book. It’s a wonderful study of a man (a priest) who is good and immoral. It implicitly asks the question over and over again: “is it possible to be both?”.

I love it because I think that’s who we are. Most of us want to be good and try to be good, but we all have flaws and weaknesses. The protagonist’s flaws wouldn’t be all that significant in a Hemingway or Faulkner novel, but because he’s a Catholic priest they are huge - so, it forces the question of what counts and why.


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