The honorary consul

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 15, 1973 - Fiction - 315 pages
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Although Paraguayan revolutionaries make the mistake of kidnapping the British Consul instead of the American Ambassador, they continue to threaten violence

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User Review  - Seamus Mcduff - Goodreads

For me this was a toss up between a 3 and a 4. It's pretty standard Graham Greene fare. Some of the Catholic soul-searching becomes a bit tedious towards the end of the book, I think. What saves it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Grainger - Goodreads

I really thought I would enjoy The Honorary Consul but unfortunately I found it really difficult. Having read Brighton Rock recently and really enjoying it I was looking forward to this. The novel ... Read full review


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About the author (1973)

Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.

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