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Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense slow-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


Honestly, I really do not know what to think. I wanted to read more classics and literary books, but this one was just not for me. I can respect what direction this author went for, but I just saw it as a SLOG. Wow, I have never taken and hour to read 20 pages, but here is the proof. The pacing is super slow, and it doesn’t pick up until the last 15 pages.
SpoilerI think the ending was very anticlimactic because of the way the character was built up in the first half, also, what’s the weird fascination with the virginity of the main (villain) character? It’s super suspicious and weird. I really wish Ida could have had 1. More screen time, and 2. A satisfying ending.
I give it two stars because was too long for a short book. 

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