peteg's blog - noise - books - 2017 02 16 GrahamGreene TheQuietAmerican

Graham Greene: The Quiet American.

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A comfort book of sorts in these strange times, completed on the northern headland of Coogee beach. Somehow this is far superior to anything else I've read from Greene. I had come to think that he had completed this by 1953 and hence predicted Điện Biên Phủ, but the final lines of the book say he worked on it from March 1952 until June 1955.