Friday, March 25, 2011
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
I confess that after the first couple of pages I wasn't sure I would be able to get into this book. I could not have been more wrong if I had tried. What an amazing story. I fell for the character of Ida in a big way. While reading I was also thinking about what a great movie it would make if made by the right people, and it turns out that it's been filmed twice, once in 1947 and also very recently starring one of my favorite actors, Helen Mirren. I will definitely have to see both films ASAP, as well as read more Greene novels ASAP. He's another author I have been meaning to read for years and now I can't believe I have waited so long to discover how great he is.