Whats your favourite Graham Greene?

(32 Posts)
weevilswobble Sun 30-Dec-12 19:24:40

Have just read The End Of The Affair, it was my first Graham Greene. I love how he writes. I'm no literary expert but am finding i love some writers and cant be doing with thrashy stuff.
So which GG would you recommend i read next?

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 30-Dec-12 19:25:50

Travels with my aunt.
I reread it recently and still enjoyed it.

weevilswobble Sun 30-Dec-12 19:31:22

Thanks!
I indulgently read my book in 2 days!grin

kissmyheathenass Sun 30-Dec-12 19:32:30

Our man in Havana is brilliant, very funny. I haven't read any other GG books so cant compare.

Taranta Sun 30-Dec-12 19:33:13

The Heart of the Matter. I love his books, tho they are all somewhat depressing...

Cheesemonkey Sun 30-Dec-12 19:34:26

Brighton Rock is a must and I love Our Man in Havana.

poozlepants Sun 30-Dec-12 19:36:04

Our Man in Havana is good.
The Power and the Glory is, however one of the dullest books I have ever had the misfortune to read.

queenofthepirates Sun 30-Dec-12 19:36:04

Our Man in Havana is superb

ohfunnyFRANKENface Sun 30-Dec-12 19:39:30

England Made Me is one of my favourites! If you liked the end of the affair you'll love England Made Me.

Brighton Rock (obv)

Travels With My Aunt is very funny, as is The Diary of a Nobody!

The Tenth Man.

::shudders comfortably::

weevilswobble Sun 30-Dec-12 21:11:20

Oooooo! You girls are just fabulous.
England Made Me it is!

ohfunnyFRANKENface Sun 30-Dec-12 21:34:39

When I was a wee whippet snapper I read a book called 'Just Ferret' (Gene Kemp- also wrote The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler) and in it she had a character who loved Graham Greene and England Made Me and named her daughter after one of the characters- imagine my excitement as an adult to read the novel and be jolted back to my snotty nosed childhood when I recognised the character's name!!

I hope you enjoy it!

2sugarsandadog Sun 30-Dec-12 22:33:23

End of the Affair here too. It's just so beautifully written. Bits of it I just keep re-reading. Without wanting to sound horribly sexist I think it's a gift that he could write so well from a woman's perspective. Amazing book.

sundaywriter Sun 30-Dec-12 22:35:00

The Quiet American is my favourite.

eatyourveg Mon 31-Dec-12 08:34:37

The End of the Affair is my all time favourite book! Although the ending in the film is changed, it is still worth watching - some of the script is straight from the text

weevilswobble Mon 31-Dec-12 09:17:35

eatyourveg how do they change the ending in the film?

eatyourveg Mon 31-Dec-12 20:09:56

Maurice moves in with Henry and Sarah in one version and in the other he doesn't

sonearsofar Tue 01-Jan-13 17:48:27

I've loved The End of the Affair and Our Man in Havana, and would also recommend Stamboul Train, but find others of his books more difficult.

My fav is The quiet American

weevilswobble Tue 01-Jan-13 20:08:44

eatyourveg but that changes the whole thing if Sarah isnt dead. Dont know about changes like that in a film version.

eatyourveg Wed 02-Jan-13 07:29:49

sarah is dead- the ending is the same its just the living arrangements that aren't

maillotjaune Wed 02-Jan-13 08:20:12

Read The Human Factor for O level and still think about it. Due another re-read soon.

Levantine Wed 02-Jan-13 08:23:37

The Quiet American is brilliant. Best closing line of any novel I've ever read

weevilswobble Wed 02-Jan-13 11:26:36

Have picked up Brighton Rock from a bookshelf at my Mums house, so its that one by default next!

clattypatty Mon 07-Jan-13 23:47:52

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Mockingcurl Tue 08-Jan-13 20:56:01

Studied The Power and The Glory for O level. Absolutely awful book. Loved Brighton Rock.

GetOrf Tue 08-Jan-13 20:57:55

I fekt exactly the same abnout the End of the Affair - devoured it in a few days.

tumbletumble Wed 09-Jan-13 19:59:15

Have to disagree with previous posters. I absolutely loved The Power and The Glory - one of my favourite books ever. Brighton Rock is good too.

DoubleMum Wed 09-Jan-13 20:17:57

Brighton Rock.

weevilswobble Wed 09-Jan-13 21:14:36

Wasnt getting a vibe from Brighton Rock....
Anyway, England Made Me came in the post today! (i tried my local bookshop, didnt have it in stock or their wholesaler, tried 2 second hand shops in town to no avail, the second one suggested abebooks.com which is an independent site, got it there)

Verenap Thu 10-Jan-13 11:17:54

Margaret Atwood's the Handmaid's Tale

My favourites are Our Man in Havanna & ...The Power & the Glory, for completely different reasons. The former was oddball & funny, the latter deep & really made me think about faith. Obviously a Marmite book. Libraries usually have a shelf full of GG's, that's how I first got into them!

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