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Brighton RockRipping thriller exposes a world of loneliness and fear of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JM COETZE. Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says In this classic novel of murder and menace Graham Greene lays bare the soul of a boy of seventeen who stalks Brighton's tawdry boardwalk with apathy on his face and murder in his heart Pinkie the boy with death at his fingertips is not just bad he worships in the temple of evil just as his parents worshipped in the house of God Crime in his dark mind is a release so deep and satisfying that he has no need for drink or women or the love of his fellows He is an astounding character sinister and fascinating—a chilling specimen of the Adolf Hitler type in the words of J M CoetzeeOriginally published in 1938 Brighton Rock is a novel of profound psychological mystery and chilling suspense This Graham Greene Centennial Edition features a new introductory essay by Nobel laureate J M CoetzeeMy Review Charles Fred Hale aka newspaper columnist Kolley Kibber is in Brighton to hand out paper chase prizes to loyal readers of his paper He's also running as fast as he can from someone who means to kill him Why We aren't told Who That's made very plain within the first thirty pages Well there goes the suspense right Not rightIn a vain effort to live to fight another day Hale hooks up with Ida a blowsy pub crawling broad with a heart of gold and a steely sense of right and wrong Her trip to the public convenience to wash up a bit before her bit of fun with Hale allows the killer time enough to deal with HalepermanentlyIda once she figures out the gentleman who stood her up and after she washed and everything in Brighton is the murder victim in her next morning's paper determines that Hale will be avenged despite his lack of family his murder being ruled a natural death and her own complete lack of detective experience The fun of the book the bulk of the story is in Ida circling closer and closer to the party we know to be the killer and the multiple characters trailing in his wake slowly falling to his amoral sociopathic self preservation response In the end triumph changes Ida The conseuences of her victory over the forces of evil are such that she undergoes a sea change of feeling and desire Justice never comes without a price Never Everyone involved in the story pays Some with their livesMoralistic yes; marvelously written oh my yes Greene's characters are as in others of his work that I've read mouthpieces for a worldview He elevates them from the dreary tiresome leadenness of Message Characters by imbuing them with a sense of humor as black as the world they inhabit the world of carneys and racing touts and waitresses trapped forever in second rate diners and gangsters whose souls are so dead to beauty that they can't see anything but violence as a solution to any and every problemIt surprised me how often I laughed as I read on in this grisly blood soaked bagatelle And yes I meant bagatelle light airy almost inconseuential read that Brighton Rock is I was completely delighted by the tone of the book I was half in love with Ida I was even sad for the killer and his parched wounded soulA marvelous entertainment then and one whose substantial moral manages to keep itself underneath the story being told supporting it As it should be Well made worthwhile fiction One expects nothing less from Graham Greene no

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Brighton Rock review ê 103 À ISBN 9780099478478 moved to this editionA 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 fearISBN 9780099478478 moved to this editionA gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton Seventeen year old Pinkie malign an. 605 From 1001 Books Brighton Rock Graham GreeneBrighton Rock is a novel by Graham Greene published in 1938 and later adapted for film in 1947 and 2010 The novel is a murder thriller set in 1930's Brighton The title refers to a confectionery traditionally sold at seaside resorts which in the novel is used as a metaphor for the personality of Pinkie which is the same all the way through There are links between this novel and Greene's earlier novel A Gun for Sale 1936 because Raven's murder of the gang boss Kite mentioned in A Gun For Sale allows Pinkie to take over his gang and thus sets the events of Brighton Rock in motionتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز هشتم ماه دسامبر سال 2002میلادیعنوان صخره برایتون؛ نویسنده گراهام گرین؛ مترجم مریم مشرف؛ تهران، ثالث؛ روایت، 1380؛ در 404ص؛ چاپ دوم 1388؛ شابک 9789646404151؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 20مپسر هفده ساله‌ ای که نماینده ی «شر» است، بر اثر حادثه‌ ای، با دختری شانزده ساله به نام «رز»، که مظهر خیر است، برخورد می‌کند؛ پسر با تمام وجود، نیمه ی دیگر خود را می‌خواهد، یک چند از او می‌گریزد، سرانجام با او پیوند می‌خورد؛ چندی نیز او را دفع می‌کند، و عاقبت در او گره می‌خورد؛ از سویی، در برابر «رز و پسر»، «آیدا آرنولد» قرار دارد، که سمبل ارزش‌های خاکی، و خوشی‌های زمینی هست؛ «آیدا آرنولد»، کوشش دارد، آنچه خود آن را عدالت می‌پندارد، یک تنه در جامعه‌ ای تباه و فاسد، به اجرا درآورد؛هر یک از قهرمانان داستان، به امری که بدان دچار شده، عمل می‌کند؛ پسر از نگاه خویش، وظیفه‌ ای را انجام می‌دهد، که از او خواسته شده، که همان جنایت است؛ این سرنوشتی است، که برای او تعیین شده، و اینکه آیا هر تلاشی، برای تغییر آن، به منزله ی نوعی سرپیچی و عصیان، در برابر حکم ازل نیست؟ پرسش دشواری که نویسنده در برابر خوانشگر قرار می‌دهد، به عبارتی چه کس مسئول است، و تصمیم‌ گیری درباره درست و نادرست، برچه پایه‌ ای صورت می‌گیرد؛ از نظر «آیدا آرنولد»، پاسخ به این پرسش چنین است «بر اساس عدالت، و رفتاریکه آسیبی به دیگران نرساند»؛اما او آسیب را به میل خود تفسیر می‌کند، و با اینکه هرگز اجازه نمی‌دهد، که هیچ چیز، حتی عرف و سنت، آزادی او را محدود کند، خود، آزادی «رز» را از او می‌رباید، و به جای او، درباره ی زندگی‌ ایشان تصمیم می‌گیرد؛ بخش بزرگی از رخدادهای داستان، به روابط یک گروه گانگستری اختصاص دارد، و طنز تلخ «گرین»، در این اثر، متوجه فساد در دستگاه اجرایی، و قضایی انگلستان است؛ سرمایه‌ داری روزافزون، همراه با قطبی شدن اقتصاد، بر آنست، تا گروه‌های کوچک «دزدان»، «کلاهبرداران»، و «آدم‌کشان» را، در گروه بزرگ «گانگسترها» جای دهد، و از این راه پلیس، دولت، و قانون را، در اختیار بگیردتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 07071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

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D ruthless has killed a man Believing he can escape retribution he is unprepared for the courageous life embracing Ida Arnold Greene's g. A near perfect noir The Cohen Bros looked at this type of literature for the basis for Fargo Just like that movie this book takes you inside a world of misfits and fragmented members of a clandestine group very disorganized mobsters The bad guys are protagonists the heroine is unlike the Frances McDormand character a cross between Ignacious from Confederacy of Dunces the Wife of Bath Her old style dogma of enjoying life no matter how bad a Christian this might make you includes solving crimes just for the hell of it and for the sake of belonging to the side of Good Pinkie then is just the opposite young male evil He is complex in his Catholic mentality He is doomed because despite his street savvy he is not without his Hamlet like search for inner peace of mind He gets nothing gets entangled as he tries to overtake the mob at such a green ageI really dig the atmosphere of the novel It rivals overrated Gatsby in its encapsulation of an antiue age where characters breathed and plotted and lived The description of the antiue penny arcades and games on the pier the cafes and mafiosos who linger there; the idiots and the innocent its all too good to be true The good guy bad girlexperienced woman fights the bad guy innocence personified by lingering around his digs making things uite uncomfortable for him while preaching her pagan and carefree lifestyle The Boy as he is always referred to almost in jest thinks too too much plots too many misdeeds and is selfish in his self imposed Hell He has a Catholic conscience the woman does not The woman wins The message is clear; but even though the novel works on two distinct levels the plot is something Hollywood would definitely produce while the implications of Catholic guilt and immorality highlight what the actual theme of the tale is it is fast paced brilliant often sublime A total joy to read