Publish date: 01-02-2011
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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" ‘Any news of the Baron?’ It was the name some gave to the President as an alternative to Papa Doc – we dignified his shambling shabby figure with the title of Baron Samedi, who in the Voodoo mythology haunts the cemeteries in his top-hat and tails, smoking his big cigar. ‘They say he hasn’t been s...
This was ok -- some interesting reflections on the comedians in the middle -- but frankly, imo, and given Greene's stature, it should have been better. Hence, a book that's just a notch below 4 gets rounded down to 3. First of all, it has none of the aching beauty of the Quiet American -- perhaps be...
I wonder what it is about me and Greene lately. We just got on so nicely no matter what he wrote...