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Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
Pinkie, a boy gangster in pre-war Brighton, is a Catholic dedicated to evil and damnation. In a dark setting of double crossing and razor slashes, his ambition and hatreds are horribly fulfilled, until Ida determines to convict him for murder.
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Lcsmcat
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In some ways a tale of despair, with Brighton Rock as a metaphor for how things don‘t change. No matter where you break it off it still says “Brighton Rock.” Greene‘s grasp of prose makes it a pleasure to read, even though the lives you‘re reading about are bleak. And the there‘s the indefatigable Ida, who brings a note of hope.

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Lcsmcat
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Finally getting around to his. I read the first two chapters over lunch, and I‘m intrigued.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Been in the ol‘ TBR forever!! Should I bump up? 3w
Gezemice On my list, too! Read two so far by Greene and loved them. 3w
Lcsmcat @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m only 2 chapters in, but I‘d say yes. 3w
Lcsmcat @Gezemice This is only my second novel by him, but the first real professional play I saw, in London when I was 14, was his 3w
CarolynM I'm a recent convert to Greene, but I've been avoiding this one. I look forward to your thoughts when you've finished it. 3w
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Leftcoastzen
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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Today was Graham Greene‘s Birthday (1904-1991)
I haven‘t read the tagged book , but love the cover!
I have read the Third Man and watched the incredible film with Orson Wells and Joseph Cotten.Greene and director Reed argued about the ending,Greenes‘ preference was a happier more upbeat ending as in his novella,but Reed was backed by David O. Selznick so film and book end differently.

CarolynM I've become a Graham Greene fan in the last year. I haven't read them all by any means but I've loved The Quiet American and Our Man in Havana. 2mo
Leftcoastzen @CarolynM I think I‘ve read the Quiet American, need to read more Greene 1mo
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Caroline2
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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So we‘re off to Brighton this weekend! Do any of you lovely people have any recommendations for bookshops or restaurants or anything awesome that we should defo see/do?? 🤔

TrishB Not been for years. Has loads of vege restaurants though 😁😁 have fun 😘 2mo
Caroline2 @TrishB oh brill! My husband is veggie so I‘m quasi veggie by proxy! 😆 it‘s often tough to find anywhere that does a decent veggie option that isn‘t just butternut squash risotto!!! 🙄 2mo
CaseyLea I love Brighton - lived there for almost 10 years! Pho is a great restaurant for a casual lunch - Vietnamese street food and really yummy 😊 2mo
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CaseyLea Ooo...and definitely stop off for a pint at The Basketmakers Arms. Fantastic old pub with old tins stuck all over the walls. People leave notes in them 😊 2mo
Caroline2 @CaseyLea oh these both sound fab! Thank you! 😀 2mo
CaseyLea @Caroline2 No problem, have a great time! 2mo
Caroline2 @CaseyLea we‘ve just had a late lunch in Poh! It was delicious!!! Best tofu I‘ve ever had! Thank you! 😊 2mo
CaseyLea @Caroline2 ah, that‘s awesome! So glad you liked it - definitely one of my favourites 😊 2mo
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vivastory
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I read this several years ago & although I have forgotten a few of the details, the seaside setting was unforgettable. Greene dubbed this as one of his entertainments, & while it undeniably contains elements of the contemporary thriller, the issues raised of morality & sin add a bit more heft than one would expect from his term.
#WithMyLittleStickOfBlackpoolRock
#RedRoseSeptember
@arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen

arlenefinnigan Never read this but heard good things about it. Brighton's a bit classier than Blackpool 😉 2mo
Cinfhen Sounds great!! When I see Brighton, I think Brooklyn ( Neil Simon) 2mo
vivastory @Cinfhen When I see Brooklyn, I think of the Lethem which I MUST read before the upcoming Ed Norton adaptation 2mo
vivastory @arlenefinnigan I'm a bit ashamed to admit I know very little about Blackpool 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Same here. I‘m a big Neil Simon fan—maybe that‘s why...♥️ 2mo
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Schwifty
Brighton Rock (Deluxe) | Graham Greene
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I agree with Anthony Burgess that Greene was a good novelist, but not a great one. Still, I'm drawn to his work. I had trouble really getting into this one for the first half, but after that it reads just as suspenseful as any of Greene's other thrillers. The protagonist is essentially an anti-hero whose end is immensely satisfying, but the ultimate end of the novel plants a seed of horror for the reader.

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booksteaandchocolate
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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✨How is everyone‘s day going so far??✨

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Wilkie
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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Pinkie is a good candidate for #devilinside. He‘s a naughty man who aims to misbehave. #marchintooz

Cinfhen Not familiar with this one 2y
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Christyco125
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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The narrator was good. I can‘t say much for the story. #2018christyread #LitsyClassics #B

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MissMatildaHoney
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"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him."

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Rayo
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
Mehso-so

Uh! Not so good, not so bad.

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Cupofjo
Brighton Rock (Deluxe) | Graham Greene
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one...

#litsygoespostalOG

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Cupofjo
Brighton Rock (Deluxe) | Graham Greene
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thanks for the snout Juno, I needed the page held for me ❤️

#dogsoflitsy

#litsygoespostalOG

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Cupofjo
Brighton Rock (Deluxe) | Graham Greene
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Finally, a day without chaos
#litsygoespostalOG

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Birdsong28
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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You can buy these on Amazon! 📖📚

TrishB Cool 👍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What is it? A nightlight? 2y
Birdsong28 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Its a book rest and a nightlight 📖📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh ok cool!!! 👍🏻 2y
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LukkiAnn
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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The book is so bad that I even don't care about a picture👿👿👿 I pushed it to the end because I tried to answer two questions: 1. Why my book club fellow chose it, 2. Why it's considered classic. I did not find the answers. The prose is pathetic, the storyline is boring, the characters are dumb. I truly hate the book, and there is no a thing that I may like. The worst read in 2017🙁☠️👿🙈

Dogearedcopy So, tell us how you really feel! 😂 2y
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Cortg
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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This made my day! I received the sweetest postcard from @Matchkim Thank you! #summersantagoespostal

Matchkim 😊glad you liked it. 2y
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andrew61
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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#junetunz #scars
Pinkie is a great villain and if id remembered id have put it in the psychopath thread. Trademark razor and bottle of acid in his pocket meant he was truly menacing and Graham greene added virginity and religion to the mix to add to his insecurities. Anyway 2 cinematic images of his scar.

Cinfhen Ooooh, creepy! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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This book grabbed my attention early on, then got sort of slow in the middle, and picked back up for a strong finish. I don't think it would have taken this long to read if I hadn't struggled with staying focused in the middle.

Dark and gritty, and I wasn't especially fond of the way the female characters were portrayed, but a well-written and interesting story. My first Greene - won't be my last. 😃

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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sprainedbrain
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The kids are fed, the dishes are washed, and the little guy has had his bath. My evening plans consist of this wine, this book, and my Cardinals baseball. ❤️🍷⚾️❤️

#vampchallenge #redbeverageandabook

saresmoore Poifect! 3y
TheKidUpstairs Let's go Blue Jays! (Sorry, had to do it. Please know it's the friendliest of heckling. I usually like the Cardinals, but my boys really need a win!) 3y
rachel_mbc Baseball (I'm a Red Sox girl) and books are the best pair. ⚾️📚 3y
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sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs My Cardinals are not off to a great start, but I do agree... your boys do need a win. I'm just not sure how I feel about them winning these next three. 😉 3y
TheKidUpstairs @sprainedbrain well, good luck to the Cards for the rest of the season. We'll just agree to disagree on this particular series. Although, tbh I'm not feeling all that confident today with our catcher starting at 3rd (really, who does that? Only Gibby). PS: great book choice! 3y
sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs Good luck to the Blue Jays, too! I have always liked them... you have Bautista! Is Salty not your normal catcher? I always think of him as belonging to @rachel_mbc and her Red Sox. 😃 3y
JPrecht Girl, you are living your best life tonight! 3y
TheKidUpstairs @sprainedbrain I didn't know anyone who wasn't a Jays fan like Bautista 😁 Salty is our back up catcher. I still think of him as a Red Sox player too! Martin is our #1. 3y
sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs I love Bautista! He's so much fun. Also, this is the never ending inning and our pitcher seems to have forgotten how to pitch. 😂 3y
Cconnolly Extra innings? Uncork the bottle! 3y
sprainedbrain @Cconnolly I'm off the bottle for the night... running on mint chocolate chip ice cream now. 😂 3y
TheKidUpstairs Apparently I fell asleep too early. I missed all the somersaulting fun! 3y
sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs That was the coolest slide I have ever seen! 3y
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sprainedbrain
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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Hoping to finish this one tonight. This will be a good practice run for next weekend's readathon. 😃

#WorldBookNightParty

MyBookSwapClub Good practice run :) thank you for joining 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 3y
azulaco I'd like to re-read this. I read it for a course in college, and I had a hard time following it. That was twenty-eight years ago, so maybe I've grown up enough to appreciate it now. 3y
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Sharpeipup
Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. This book aims to expose a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'. #bookishtravels #booktomovie

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CherylDeFranceschi
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To my mind, the last line of this book is just the most amazing, eviscerating last line ever. They elided it in the last remake they made. And it's so very important that I'M NOT GOING TO EVEN TELL YOU WITH A SPOILER COVER! You just need to read it. Really. You do. That man was a master of words. #favoritelastlines. #goreaditandfindout

Laalaleighh 📚 3y
Suet624 Okay! I will! 3y
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Lola
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When you're using the 4 of ❤s as a bookmark and the story talks about the 👸 of ❤s 🤣

LauraBeth 🙀😂 3y
Faibka Awesome! 3y
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Lola
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Saturday morning classics hour. #booksandcoffee #morningreading

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Grrlbrarian
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This thriller shows you how great the genre can be in the hands of a master. Literary with deeper themes but full of gritty, 1950s Brighton detail as well. And the Boy is a truly chilling psychopath.

[DELETED] 3323341091 i love me some Graham Greene 😬 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Love this book! 3y
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BkClubCare
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I put this on my #classicsclub50 because I fell in love with Brighton England "on a holiday" and wanted to read something set there plus Graham Green intrigues me. I have read The Quiet American back when my tbr was tiny and I was reading books before the movie. (Because Brendan Fraser.)

This book so far has me befuddled and may give-up on it... (I didn't realize it has a predecessor book that explains the setup.) should I keep going?

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im also intrigued by this book - bummed to hear it's difficult. I didnt know there was a prior set-up book either. 3y
BkClubCare Oh, "difficult" is in the eye of the beholder? I just find my attn wandering. A lot. 3y
BkClubCare @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com 👆forgot to tag... 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled If your mind wanders while reading this, mine will prob pack a bag and never return. 😂 3y
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TheLondonBookworm
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#day6 Getting out of London today to go to Brighton Pride 2016 so my #minimalisticcovers had to be Brighton themed. I read this book years ago while studying at Brighton and if you haven't read it yet I really suggest you do, a brilliant murder thriller set in the 1930s #augustphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Love the double theme! 3y
KarenUK What a great cover! Plus I'm a Brighton girl! (Though live in US now).... Have a lovely day! 3y
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[DELETED] 3323341091 smart cover and a damn good book! 3y
RealLifeReading ❤️Brighton! I lived there for a year right across the beach! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @KarenUK @RealLifeReading @fern It's such an awesome place! I miss it :) 3y
scripturient My friend has been working at Brighton University for almost four years now. Maybe you even know her. 😂😂 3y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient Really? I was there for three years studying but it was a little while ago now! 3y
scripturient @TheLondonBookworm Yes, she's been working in the English department since 2013. S. Jansen? :) 3y
TheLondonBookworm Ah that's the year I graduated! Must have just about missed her :) it's a nice Uni though and Brighton is epic 3y
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