Brighton Rock by Graham Greene Summary
"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 himself-the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety' - William Golding, Independent The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings - The Times read Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas - Ian McEwan"