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The book "wastes not a word in distilling the fictional preocupations of a lifetime." -- Time
Posted May 18, 2003
This is not one of Greene's best books, but it is worth a read if you are a fan of his works. About a third of the way through this book I was ready to chalk it up as a major disappointment. The payoff comes late, and when it does it makes the read well worth the time. The last third of the book is a marvelous sketch of relationships and love. Greene really knows how to put the subtleties of life into words. This isn't a 'buyer beware,' it's just a 'buyer be patient!' The Greene touch is here, you just have to get to it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 20, 2001
This book reads like the work of a man well past his prime. Touching at times and often clever, the story never brings it all home. If you're interested in Graham Greene, give Our Man in Havanna a try instead.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.