Reviews tagging 'Murder'

Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene

8 reviews

bobster_man38's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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nickimags's review against another edition

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

This audiobook was excellent, Samuel West's narration was perfect. I remember the old black white film starring Sir Richard Attenborough, so I knew it was a pretty grim story, just not how grim. It's very dark indeed,  but so well done that I couldn't stop listening. It reminded me of Peaky Blinders but set in Brighton instead of Birmingham. It definitely makes me want to listen to more Graham Greene on audio.

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sibertooth's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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holliesatchell's review against another edition

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dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

I read this book for school and received about what I expected. Quite boring and slow, but I never like the books I have to read for school anyway, so my review is completely biased.

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lucy12345's review against another edition

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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mbrighty's review against another edition

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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_cheshirecxt's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5


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aqsa_ayman's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective tense slow-paced

3.0

I liked how well formed the characters were, and in particular Pinkie's repulsion towards sex and marriage. That's a perspective I haven't seen before in books and shows with similar themes. Pinkie's fragile ego and vulnerability is so exposed that you feel numb about his treatment of Rose and the other characters. It's why Ida's free and jovial personality works so well in opposition to him, although they have very little contact.

I do however feel the story was dull and didn't match up to the depth of these characters, and there was a lot of dense writing that I didn't care for. It doesn't seem like Pinkie is a particularly talented or clever boss, so I wonder if I missed how he got top rank in their gang after Kite.

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