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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins Watched a recent documentary of Graham Greene and in it he said the ended up not liking this book very much. I think he was in a dark temper when he wrote it.

message 2: by Peter (new)

Peter He seems to constantly write about love triangles where everyone ends up screwed(excuse the pun). This one was particularly dark. I also think he tries to construct a dark, despicable, pitiful character and see if he can get the reader to sympathize or empathize. With the Power and Glory he succeeded, here I think he failed miserably, assuming I'm correct on the desired construct.

message 3: by Peter (new)

Peter I must watch that documentary this weekend.

message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins For the sake of your connections, especially those who have interest in Greene, I am posting here the link to the documentary. It's very recent and I was able to watch it on Netflix. I've read some of the massive three-volume Greene bio and some his own memoirs, but this one hour documentary is more than enough for anyone looking for adequate background on Greene and his writing....

message 5: by Peter (new)

Peter Thanks Michael. I just watched the trailer and look forward to viewing the whole documentary. I find it odd that some would reduce the man to, or categorize him as merely a Catholic writer. He was so much more. Faith is certainly a recurring theme of his, as is his Catholicism, but it's a subplot to an epic life of writing and body of work.

message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins I might watch it again. It helped me understand his novels better.

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