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Third Man (German) Paperback – 31 Jan 1985

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Reclam Philipp Jun. (31 Jan. 1985)
  • Language: German, English
  • ISBN-10: 3150091802
  • ISBN-13: 978-3150091807
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.2 x 14.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written originally as the outline for the screenplay of the famous 1949 film of the same name, Greene sets the story in Vienna just after World War II, employing the sectors established by the conquering British, Americans, French, and Russians to provide tension, mystery, and an almost palpable aura of menace as residents and visitors alike must deal with four different governments, four sets of officials, and four collections of laws as they move throughout the city. With massive bomb damage, the city is still emerging from devastation. Black markets, selling everything from food to penicillin, abound.
Rollo Martins, the author of cowboy novels written under the name of Buck Dexter, arrives in Vienna to visit an old school friend, Harry Lime, only to find that he has arrived on the day of Lime's funeral. Investigating Lime's death, Martins learns that a neighbor saw the traffic accident that killed Lime and observed three men carrying Lime's body from the scene. Only two of those men have been identified--the third man has vanished.
As Martins investigates, he must deal with the city's several different governments, each of which has carved out a sector. The initial co-operation among sectors has vanished, and co-operation with the Russian sector is almost non-existent. Wanted men use the city's sewers to escape from one sector to another, where they cannot be followed. The investigation of Lime's death becomes more complex when an inebriated Martins is sure that he has seen Harry Lime on the street.
By turns exciting and darkly humorous, the novel is a curiosity among Greene's entertainments, since this story was never written to be a novel at all.
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This short story is far from Graham Greene at his best. Novels such as The Power and the Glory, and The Quiet American (though NOT Brighton Rock i have to say) are literary classics. But this is a dull and tedious story. The fact that the police officer - who wasn't present at all of the events which took place - narrates the story makes it clumsy and implausible, in my opinion. The characters (especially Harry) are formulaic and poorly developed, and there is none of the anticipation and suspense you would hope for in a story of this genre.

This one is only to be read if you're a fan of Graham Greene and have already read all of his other stuff!
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Ordering was quick and easy and came in one package, whcih was secure. the story was brilliant and engaging and enjoyed reading it very much
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A classic
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