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My kind of spy novel: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

There are so many reasons for me to love ‘Our Man in Havana,’ even if the first sentence is a sad reminder of a reason to hate it.  Graham Greene was a man of his time; to take this further, … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene (1948)

If you think a title like ‘The Heart of the Matter’ sounds romantic, think again.  This novel is closer to ‘Heart of Darkness’ for claustrophobic bleakness.  Yes, there’s a love story, but it’s all wonderfully miserable and depressing.  A book … Continue reading

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