Book Reviews of The Comedians (Twentieth Century Classics)

The Comedians (Twentieth Century Classics)
The Comedians - Twentieth Century Classics
Author: Graham Greene
ISBN-13: 9780140184945
ISBN-10: 0140184945
Publication Date: 11/5/1991
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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"The Comedians" is a darkly ironic look at life in Haiti under the Duvalier regime, through the lives of visitors to the country: a British hoteliere, a well-intentioned but naive American couple who want to bring a gospel of vegetarianism to Haiti, a purported arms dealer, and the wife of a South American ambassador to the country. The group are the titular comedians because of the farce between what they present themselves as and what they truly are.

It was eerie reading the book, which is fictional. I recognized several of the places and even some of the dynamics he described, even though I lived in Haiti well after the time period the book was set in.
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We've had this book for a long time. The pages are intact and the book is readable, but the book has some moderate signs of age.