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The Power and the Glory

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

by Graham Greene

Rating: ****

No-one quite writes like Graham Greene, he has the most beautiful, engaging easy style that draws you in from the first word and despite, the ease of reading, gives you some incredibly thought-provoking narrative that probes some pretty deep issues. This book is no exception. It does meander at times but then so does the protagonist and, if you are looking for a cheerful pick-me-up read, this is not it. His description of the hell-hole prison cell is, without doubt, some of the best descriptive writing I have read, I desperately wanted a shower after reading the passage, I really could taste, smell, see and hear the squalor, it was quite remarkable.

It's a book that will linger in and out of my mind for some time.

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