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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 February 2011.
I just love this man’s writing. The 17-year old, razor happy gang leader, Pinkie, is one of fiction’s great characters, truly nasty. Despite the dated period, the underlying message is the same today as it ever was. It is perhaps Greene’s greatest book.
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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
The movie of Brighton Rock opens on 4 February 2011. See a trailer below.
This title is presented with an introduction by J.M. Coetzee. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.
'In a class by himself-the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety'
- William Golding, Independent
About the Author
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'
Sebastian Faulk's - best-selling Birdsong published 1993 - He wanted to be a taxi driver until he first read George Orwell in 1968 when he decided on becoming a novelist. Birdsong is based on experiences of his grandfather during WWI. Read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks