Friday, April 23, 2010

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Brighton Rock
Graham Greene
1938, 1985, Penguin, Middlesex

Story of Pinkie - a gang member in pre-WWII England - who murders a gambler who owed him money and the repercussions of that event.

I couldn't say I enjoyed the book - it was bleak and difficult to read at times - but I felt I couldn't stop reading, it sucked me in completely. It's an uncomfortable read. I did however learn a lot of 1930s British mobster lingo!

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