Category: post-World War II

Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 12 Graham Greene is considered by many to be one of the most important 20th Century English writers. His novels are always highly masculine and usually carry a complicated… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene”

Review: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. Poor Tommy Wilhelm.  Lost, jobless, loveless, and completely devoid of pride or any self-confidence.  This is Tommy’s day of reckoning.  When the novella… Continue Reading “Review: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow”


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