Book Reviews of The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter
The Heart of the Matter
Author: Graham Greene
ISBN-13: 9780140017892
ISBN-10: 0140017895
Publication Date: 7/27/1978
Pages: 272
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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book club edition. The writing is of such finesse and the plot so powerful that you won't be able to put down the book until you find out how Major Scobie "resolves his problems" in the end (his problems centre on how to ensure his wife's, his mistress's AND [even] God's happiness even if it means he has to pay the ultimate price for it).
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I thought this was a tremendous book, and the first I had read by Graham Greene. I had heard he wrote poetry, and I would say this was poetry in prose. It was a little tough to get into to start, perhaps because it takes place in the '40s in a faraway, unknown place (unknown to me at least) but once the story got under way, I finished it in no time.

Great book to have discussions about, such as in a book club that focuses on philosophy, life, God and personal responsibilities to others.
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A in-depth look into one man's most inner struggles! This book is absolutely masterfully written and full of rich content. If you love Graham Greene, you'll love this book!
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While I didn't read this Grahm Greene is a writer who will make you think. Not your cotton candy fluff christian writing.
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I enjoyed this book about an assistant police commissioner facing a moral dilemma. I especially liked the interactions between Scobie and Helen and between Scobie and Wilson.