The Power and the Glory
"Graham Greene's masterpiece" —John Updike)
In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly “whiskey priest” is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.
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Review: The Power and the GloryUser Review - S Thomas - Goodreads
This is a story where in simple terms everybody is a bad guy. From the tormented, alcoholic Catholic priest on the run to the zealous police lieutenant who is hunting the priest in order to wipe out ... Read full review
Review: The Power and the GloryUser Review - Joe Gisondi - Goodreads
Ever expanding depth. I wish there were more out to read about this book, the sparknotes suck and I think missed a lot. I took a lot from this, but am not sure if it was Greene's intention to leave me with what I thought about it. Read full review