Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, J.M. Coetzee

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene, J.M. Coetzee

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
dark mysterious tense slow-paced

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A 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 fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE

What the community thinks

summary of 259 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

dark 75%
tense 75%
adventurous 50%
challenging 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.54
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