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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Narshkite - LibraryThing
This is a hard one for me. I love Graham Greene, and have read many of his books and loved them all across genres. (He writes across so many genres!) I know this is considered his masterpiece, but the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A journey through oppression to find dignity, this book tells the story of one priest's struggle in a Godless Mexico. Many consider this to be Greene's best book. Ultimately Greene asks us how we would chose when faced with a similar challenge. Read full review