The Quiet American – Graham Greene

August 7, 2010

Review by Gabriel

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

In The Quiet American, Graham Greene has some meaty themes to work with – colonialism; the clash of east and west; the dangers of idealism – which he explores by creating an interesting dichotomy that is embodied in the two main characters.  He writes in a simple, direct way that is typical of 20th century North American authors.  It has a lot of the ingredients of books that I like.  Instead, it left me cold thanks to its bland characters and some mediocre writing. Read the rest of this entry »