The Heart of the Matter
Publish date: November 2nd 2004
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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A very interesting novel.It relates the story of Henry scobie a devoted christian who encounters obstacles (temptation, bribery, sin, lies etc) throughout the novel. Though he is a good man, he was destroyed by his love for the other and his wish to not deliver pain to others (esp to two women).
This is not a review. I finished this book a week ago and have been trying to write a review for it several times but words just fail to describe the detachment I was left with on finishing. So, instead of a review, here is a rant spurned by having wasted time on this book. Yes, Greene's writing...
Book Circle Reads 35Rating: 4* of fiveThe Book Description: Graham Greene's masterpiece The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by s...