Curator Reviews

Penny Arcade

It is hard to choose just one book by Graham Greene but The Quiet American is one that I can return to without opening it's pages, the mood and atmosphere Greeene created of life in 1950's Saigon is so strong. The Quiet American is both a war novel and a story of ethical inquiry set in a love story.

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Pete Buttigieg

I wrote my thesis on this prophetic Graham Greene novel about the dangers of American involvement in Vietnam, set in the 1950s before most people knew we were operating in Vietnam at all. In a very jaded, British way, Greene points out the dangers of well-intentioned interventions.

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