Centenary edition with a new introduction by J.M. Coetzee. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge... show more
Centenary edition with a new introduction by J.M. Coetzee.
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.
’In a class by himself - the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety' William Golding, Independent
'The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings' V. S. Pritchett, The Times
'A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy' New York Times
'Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature' John le Carre
Publish date: 2004-10-07
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
Introduction & Notes--Brighton Rock
Seriously, I am done with Greene's "gritty thrillers". Years ago, I watched Brighton Rock and didn't enjoy it. Now, having read the book as the (hopefully) last of the "early" works, I have the same impression. Nice, but so not keeping me interested...at all. And, oh dear, there is some clunky ...
I don't know if it's an English thing, but everyone seemed to have read this book I had never even heard of. Well, now I've done it too, and it's my first Graham Greene. Score! One thing that I like about Brighton Rock is its excellent sense of place. Graham Greene draws a very vivid image of Bright...
This is a dark story set in 1930's Brighton. Greene's main character is a small time gang member who seeks to revenge the death of his previous boss by the main gang in Brighton. He kills Hale, an informer for the other gang, and the rest of the story he sets about trying to give himself a watertigh...
Perfectly shaped and utterly gripping. A classic worth the re-read.