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The Comedians - Graham Greene, Paul Theroux
The Comedians
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Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s title. Hiding behind their actors’... show more
Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s title. Hiding behind their actors’ masks, they hesitate on the edge of life. They are men afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039198 (0143039199)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Comedians by Graham Greene
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 The Comedians
" ‘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...
AC
AC rated it
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...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
I wonder what it is about me and Greene lately. We just got on so nicely no matter what he wrote...
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