Book :: Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock
By: Graham Greene
Pages: 269
Published: 1938
Genre(s): Crime
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE 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.Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'. 'In a class by...

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Could not put this down!!!!!!

Jan 17th, 2016

Caro60 Caro60

The few other novels of Greenes that I have read never prepared me for Brighton Beach. It is set in an England which we rarely hear about it - a seedy underworld of razor bearing stand over gangs. It is with a fascinated repugnance that I read about Pinky's ever downward spiral into violence in order to protect his own skin - and at the end to no avail.

Jan 26th, 2015

red13x red13x

I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and I found it hard to put down.

Nov 22nd, 2014

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16th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

61st on Books of the Century by Waterstone