The Quiet American (Audio Cassette)

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By Graham Greene (A)
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Graham Greene is one of my favorite authors. There isn't a book of his
that I have read that I haven't come away in wonderment at his gifts as a
writer. Greene digs into the darkest parts of human souls and somehow
puts it all down on paper. The Quiet American is set in Vietnam
in the early 50s. The French are still struggling to maintain their
political position against the Communists, and the United States has
their "toe in the door". Fowler, a British journalist is the main
character along with the American - Pyle, whose reasons for being in
Vietnam remain vague. The story is multi-leveled; a love story, a
political expose, a moral dilemma, a thriller -- take your pick. But if
you really read between the lines, you'll feel the turmoil and almost
understand what happened in Vietnam. If you have seen the movie only,
you will be missing the real essence of this story as well as the
fabulous quality of one of the Twentieth Century's best writers.

— Karen L.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786104192
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: August 1st, 1997
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