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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perhaps Greene's Best Novel, 21 Aug. 2006
This book turned me into a Greene afficionado and I read his books whenever I could find them. But after reading nearly his entire life's output, I came to realize that this book is the best of them all. It is the work of a mature mind and it nearly broke my heart. I could say more, but I will leave it at this: If you want to know Greene at the height of his talent and skill, this is the book you must read. If you want to convince a friend to read Greene, this is the novel you should give that person. It succeeds on every level--a true thriller, a love story, a character study of a man divided against himself.