Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
I wasn’t quite ready to get out of the head of Graham Greene’s sociopathic, homicidal Pinky, or to leave the ever-optimistic, hard-drinking Ida. A surprisingly contemporary read, considering it’s 1938 publication. Religion, social ethics, class and poverty, the nature of evil and despair… A brilliant work.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
This book stinks. The protagonist is a stupid child and ineffective gangster. His “love-interest” must be simple in the head to be involved with him. Greene’s dialectical plot of Bad Catholics vs Ethical (((Rootless Cosmopolitans))) is handled in the most clumsy way possible. Just awful.