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The Quiet American by Graham Greene
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Mar 06, 09

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

Precient. Written before full-fledged U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war. Supposedly the book was controversial in it's day. Excellent read. I don't recommend the 2002 film version with Michael Caine. I rented it right shortly after reading the book. Too many important things and characterization are lost in the adaptation.
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Collin I'm always surprised when people know the word 'prescient.' Probably mostly because I don't know how to pronounce it.


Tyson pre-shent. right?


Collin According to dictionary.com, yes. But Webster says preh-she-ent.


Tyson I'll go with dictionary.com.


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