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The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
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Aug 16, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: 2007

It's the time of the second World War. Jean-Louis Chavel is a rich lawyer, imprisoned and about to be shot. In a last-ditch attempt to save his life, he offers all his money and property to the family of any other prisoner willing to take his place. Most men think he is crazy -- but one agrees. The story of Chavel's life after this swap takes place is subtly and beautifully described by Greene in this work of fiction which would make for a wonderful movie. (I believe it was filmed for TV starring Anthony Hopkins as Chavel). A quick, smooth, engaging read.
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message 1: by Peggy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:07PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Peggy sounds good.. Have you read Les miserables by Victor Hugo.. not the abridged edition but the full edition book... ?? I think you'd enjoy it..

message 2: by Z (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:08PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Z I haven't yet read the full version. I've started several times, but my attention hasn't held out too long. I know I must get down to it, though.. after all the accolades it's received..

message 3: by Peggy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:08PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Peggy It is truely a long read.. and does take some attention.. some parts are a bit longish.. It took me a year to read it.. I mean, I'd start and then loose interest. But it is a good book
If you have time.. and patience and yeah....
But.. the books you read are wonderful too and I love your reviews.

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