Fearful ministerings

19 10 2013

The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene


For Arthur Rowe the charity fête was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder. Then he guesses the weight of the cake, and from that moment on he’s a hunted man, the target of shadowy killers, on the run and struggling to remember and to find the truth.

It’s a really quite enjoyable read in which a convincing wartime atmosphere is evoked. Something of a Kafkaesque tale in which we never really quite know what’s going on.  A classic Greene entertainment but with a darker side too.



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