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The Power and the Glory
The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
A tormented, alcoholic priest is pursued by an idealistic lieutenant during an anti-clerical persecution in Mexico.
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kwmg40
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This book from the #1001 list follows a “whisky priest“ in Mexico as he runs from persecution. The story is both sad and moving, as the priest struggles with his own conscience and reflects upon his religion and faith.

Finished my 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary and it's also my #BookSpin book for this month!
@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
myellenbee Such a good book! 12mo
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andrew61
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Greene's storytelling is excellent, his subjects diverse, & he understands the frailties of the human condition. Here in a Mexico state where priests are deemed traitors & face firing squads , an apparently inadequate alcoholic cleric is fleeing from the country when diverted by a call to attend a dying peasant. As we then follow his attempts to evade authority we share his struggles with faith + sin. Interesting from a religious view but sad.

Nute The End of the Affair is all that I needed to read by this author to make me a huge fan. And just like you stated, Andrew, it was all about his writing. I can still FEEL that story! 2y
andrew61 @Nute yes I love the end of the affair as well and his writing is so diverse prolific and concise so there are plenty more books to try. 2y
Howard_L amen 2mo
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rebbyj
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Mehso-so

Jim Brewster book club. Interesting but sad. Dry

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Daisey
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio for this book, and that might have been part of the reason, but I had a really hard time getting into it at the beginning and keeping the characters straight. Once I got further into the priest‘s story, it got better. I appreciated all the shades of gray, rather than characters seen as only good or evil.

#1001books #Reading1001 #audiobook

BookwormM Agreed 2y
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Ladygodiva7
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BookwormM
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Mehso-so

#Reading1001 #UnpopularOpinion book 5

This is considered to be Greene‘s greatest work but for me it was just meh. I think it suffers because I have read better books about religious persecution and better Greene books IMO.

It‘s strength however lies in its humanity and the failures of the priest, his struggle to do no harm by his actions and his refusal to feel guilt at the results of his sin.

This is a complex book and I may be being harsh.

BarbaraBB I haven‘t read this one yet but I just started another one and panned half an hour later - while I have loved some of his other books 2y
Daisey I think I felt much the same as you did on this one. 2y
BookwormM @BarbaraBB @Daisey I loved and one thing you can say about Greene his books are never the same 2y
BarbaraBB That is my favorite too! And you‘re right about his books never being the same. 2y
BookwormM @BarbaraBB 👍🎉 2y
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TimSpalding
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Rereading, or rather listening. God, I love this book.

Crazeedi A classic 2y
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Villo
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4th book in a row by Graham Greene, not so easy to read and the story doesn‘t flow so easily. I do not know if it was because of the translation. #2020

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Balibee146
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#gratefulreads Some books I #readinhighschool (called Secondary School in the UK at least if you are my age😬) All these are due a re read 👍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

charl08 Confusingly, my UK secondary school was called a high school (!) 3y
Balibee146 @charl08 I suspect that's an age thing... 'High school' seems to have come more into use in the last couple of decades? I left school in 1987!! 😱😱 3y
charl08 Nope, I think the local community just never changed it from when it was first built. Funny how these things come round again! 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3y
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SharonGoforth
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Some of the books I came home with today from the Half Price Books clearance event at the Sharonville Convention Center near Cincinnati!! #bookhaul #nosuchthingastoomanybooks #usedbooks

Theaelizabet 👏👏👏👏👏 4y
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet Thanks!!☺️ 4y
Karkar Oh I wish I knew that this was going on I would have made my husband take me! 4y
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SharonGoforth @Karkar It will be open tomorrow, from 10 to 6. It‘s at the convention center in Sharonville. Hope you get to go! Everything is $2 or less! 4y
Karkar @SharonGoforth awesome thank you for letting me know!!! 4y
SharonGoforth @Karkar You‘re very welcome!! I‘m debating whether or not to go back, lol! 4y
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coxy
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Chosen at our book club because it‘s ‘a classic‘. Hmmm, not for me.

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BeneLatuit
The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐🌞 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😊 5y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 5y
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
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Pam.Kokomo
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Finishing out my Sunday night with a favorite, a reread. Sad, but moving. #wellreadmombookclub

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tsejea
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I just come to know Graham Greene. I am convinced, such vigorous written strength. I am only at chapter 3. GooD gracious !

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Billypar
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It's been a good number of years since I've read it, but I remember really liking how it portrayed the flawed priest MC's efforts to live a #moral life. The insights from witnessing this internal struggle are much different than novels that end up moralizing- the rich characterization sticks with you. #nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 5y
merelybookish Cool cover! 5y
Cinfhen Sounds good and an excellent choice for the prompt 😀 5y
batsy Great edition! 5y
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vivastory
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I read & loved "Brighton Rock" last year. This sounds great. #bookhaul 4/4

Blaire It is great. Enjoy! 5y
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Updrifting
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If you are #overpowered by vows you took in a former lifetime, you might become what you promised in spite of yourself. Or at least this is what the whiskey priest in this story finds. 😊 For day 3 of #tuneintonovember .

Debiw781 I enjoyed this when I read it years ago. Clever use of the prompt! 😊 5y
Updrifting @Debiw781 No actual cleverness was expended; I'm experimenting with the platform and I DON'T KNOWANY BETTER!!! 😚 5y
Debiw781 @Updrifting 😂😂😂 well I liked it anyway 😍 5y
RadicalReader @Updrifting I guess the priest found out you can find solutions in the most peculiar of places 5y
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balletbookworm
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Somewhere between a 🤘🏻and a so-so. The writing is amazing, as should be expected in a Graham Greene novel, and I didn't know anything about this period in Mexican history. But this is very much an outsider's view of events and local customs. The unnamed priest, although a native Mexican, presents as a white man which I thought was odd. (Does anyone know what is meant to have happened to the Fellows girl? Greene was pretty coy in the ending.)

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SaraBeagle
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I've got three by Graham Greene on my #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Half Price Books had several of his titles a couple years ago, so I grabbed them all up! Finally getting around to reading them all 😁

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vivastory
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[DELETED] 3323341091 i love Greene. Brighton Rock is one of my favorites. 6y
vivastory @fern Same here. Did you see the adaptation with Helen Mirren? 6y
[DELETED] 3323341091 @vivastory i have not, but i have seen the adaptation from 1947 (or '48). how does the Mirren adaptation stand? 6y
vivastory @fern I actually haven't seen it. It looks promising though 6y
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GoneFishing
The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene

When you visualized a man or a woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity . . . that was a quality God's image carried with it . . . when you saw the lines at the corners of the eyes, the shape of the mouth, how the hair grew, it was impossible to hate. Hate was just a failure of imagination.

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Curley_Bender
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Visiting DC from the West Coast for a long weekend. So many bookstores, so little time. Kramerbooks is a delight and has provided the perfect excuse to pick up one of the few remaining Graham Greene books I have left to read. #getindie

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Kkhalifeh
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This was an amazing book mail surprise - The Power and the Glory paperback WITH a dust jacket 😍

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Kkhalifeh
The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene

This was an amazing book mail surprise - The Power and the Glory paperback WITH a dust jacket 😍

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JohnnySandman
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A fast, fascinating read that (in my opinion) shows the one of the best depictions of faith in a time of hardship. Greene paints an excellent picture of a time in Mexico when one's faith could be a death sentence and the one priest who, for better or worse, continues to serve God despite it all including his own doubts and failings.

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TulipBooks
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I'm about halfway through this and am feeling fairly like warm about it. So far, I've always enjoyed Greene's books but have never been gripped by them...

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