The Human Factor
Publish date: March 19th 1992
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Spy Thriller
, English Literature
If a chain is as strong as its weakest link, is a novel as strong as its tackiest passages?This is my clueless (and somewhat arrogant) rant. As I always heard Greene being pictured as respected, I was very disapointed at this novel. More specifically, at its style.This is what first raised my ears:A...
‘It’s possible, of course, just possible,’ C said, ‘that the leak came from abroad and that the evidence has been planted here. They would like to disrupt us, damage morale and hurt us with the Americans. The knowledge that there was a leak, if it became public, could be more damaging than the leak ...
Sometimes I wonder why I enjoy Greene so much since he always break heart. I suppose this is what we are looking for in our reading, something to move our heart. Better to cry afterwards than to forget that we've read the book. Does it mean that readers are emotion junkie?About the book itself, as a...
When Graham Greene wrote this book he was 74 years old and had published his first novel 49 years earlier. These are two facts that show how extraordinarily long-lived the literary career of this man has been. But those who may look for decay or incipient senility in "The Human Factor" will be disap...
a novel of spies and of pawns and of the interchangeability of those roles. the tale is deceptively simple and straightforward; the mixed loyalties of the protagonist and the portrait of his relationship with his african wife are sweetly affecting and pleasingly non-dramatic....but all of this is, i...