For the October session, we are discussing Graham Greene’s novel Brighton Rock. The details:
Date/Time: 19 October 2012, 5.00 pm
Venue: The Activity Room, Bukit Batok Public Library
Title/Call No.: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Call No. GRE)
Facilitator: Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick
About the book: Brighton Rock is a thriller that revolves around Pinkie, a murderous psycho and teenage gangster; Rose, a naive young girl who Pinkie marries to ensure she does not destroy his alibi; and Ida, who assumes the roles of amateur detective and avenging angel, determined to save Rose and bring judgment upon Pinkie. Weaving ideas of Catholicism, the nature of sin and morality, and a crime thriller into one, Brighton Rock is a tension-filled page turner, and one of Greene’s notable works.
About the author: Graham Green was a serious, moody child. He was born into an academic environment, his father was a headmaster, though he never felt at home among children of his own age. His failure to get along with other children precipitated a psychological collapse at the age of sixteen. After his recovery, Greene enrolled at Balliol College, Oxford, where he focused on producing poetry.
Greene’s reputation is built mainly on the novels he produced between 1932 and 1950, including Stamboul Train (released in the United States and adopted as a motion picture under the title The Orient Express), The Power and the Glory, Brighton Rock, and The Heart of the Matter. These novels combine elements of the thriller with a probing psychological interest in character. They remain widely read and deeply compelling. (Taken from www.gradesaver.com)
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