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The Quiet American - Graham Greene
The Quiet American
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard... show more
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive 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: ebook
ISBN: 9781409017400 (1409017400)
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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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 for Al...
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, ...
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 The Quiet American
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