The Quiet American
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the sake of politics, or for love?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
Second time to read; read in Hanoi. Interesting read, especially after reading the Ravens. How most of us do regret some of the decisions we make in life! The time of the French occupation was ... Read full review
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So much has been said about this slim but devastating novel, what remains to be said? It is a novel about war certainly, but also about complexity, certainty, and culture. It's about being an outsider ... Read full review