The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene with John Updike (Contributor)

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

222 pages | first published 1940

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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 hero...
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Summary of 1148 reviews

Moods

reflective 70%
dark 59%
challenging 54%
sad 48%
emotional 35%
tense 29%
adventurous 27%
mysterious 13%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 8%
informative 8%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 75%
medium 22%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 38% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

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3.84

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