Brighton Rock Graham Greene Summary & Study Guide by BookRags


Published: May 17th 2011


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Brighton Rock  by  Graham Greene Summary & Study Guide by BookRags

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene Summary & Study Guide by BookRags
May 17th 2011 | Nook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 0 pages | ISBN: | 10.17 Mb

I remembered beginning to read this years ago, as a teenager, and couldnt remember finishing it. When it was suggested as our book club choice this month, a memory of dreariness filled me. BUT Im an adult now, and prepared to try to read anything nowadays, after all, thats one of the main reasons for a book club, isnt it? To challenge ourselves? To step out of the comfortable rut we tend to find ourselve in?So, I was lucky enough to borrow a copy (thank you Lynn) and set out to read it again.

As I read, I was again dragged into the dreariness of the era. Now, I can recognise that perhaps this is what Greene intended, that we should share the hopelessness and violence that can pervade some lives. The pointless violence, the purchasing of a bride to buy silence. Ultimately, the futility of some lives.Did I enjoy it? No. Would I read it again? No, not for pleasure, anyway. Would I recommend it? No, I dont think I would - I wouldnt say dont read it, but I wouldnt actually encourage anyone to read it.

Incidentally, I had completed it as a teenager, but it was so unmemorable to me then, that Id simply forgotten the plot!So now I suppose the question is, will I go and see the new movie? I really dont know.

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