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The Quiet American by Graham Greene
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Mar 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobooks, my-2011-books

I'm not sure anymore what made me choose to read this book, but I'm glad I did. The prose was such that I was transported to that location, could feel the surroundings. I couln't imagine why anyone, like Fowler, would want to live long term in a place like that. I enjoyed the setting, the thoughts and voice of Fowler, the history. I wasn't too certain much of the time where the story was headed, but I found the ending events satisfying. I read the audio version, and found the narrator to be quite good except on the voices of the Americans, who all came off sounding Southern or Texan somehow. It was a sad story, especially with all the needless and brutal death and the knowledge of how much more was to come. Historically it was a very interesting read.
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message 1: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Graham Greene was my mother's favorite author. This is one I've had on my "I really should read that" list for awhile. I have another of his books on Mt. TBR. Maybe this year I'll drag it off and read it.

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