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The Quiet American - Graham Greene
The Quiet American
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With a new introduction by Zadie SmithInto the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious “Third Force.” As his naïve optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it... show more
With a new introduction by Zadie SmithInto the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious “Third Force.” As his naïve optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the sake of politics, or for love?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099478393 (0099478390)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Category:
Literature, Espionage
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Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Review of The Quiet American by Graham Greene
This was my first Graham Greene novel. It was interesting. For me, it was a good read that looked at the innocent views of an American working and living in Vietnam during the time of the wars against the French. Not to say he was innocent - maybe the purity of his views is what makes this dark read...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Quiet American
'The Quiet American' is dark, thoughtful, meticulously crafted, and full of suspense. Thomas Fowler is a British war correspondent who has been in Vietnam for two years. Not being French or Vietnamese, he sees himself as disinterested and apart from the conflict. The novel begins with him waiting fo...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 The Quiet American
Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm. The Quiet American is Greene's exploration of relationships and politics against the backdrop of th...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it
4.0 The Quiet American
I was expecting more of a spy novel with this one. No, I did not read the back cover or reviews or really anything about this book. I suppose my prejudice stemmed from something I (miss?)read about Graham Greene. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this book and really enjoyed it. Some passages...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
4.5 I already know this review will make no sense.
But here you go, you can have it anyway. It's not often I close a book and have absolutely no idea what to put in my review. I thought this novel was pretty close to brilliant, but I feel like - I don't know - there's more to this than I even understand. I know what happened and I could tell you, ...
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