Part of my 1001 books list. I'm on a oriental bend right now. So instead of reading Hemingway like I had planned, I picked up Greene's Inchochine French war novel. It was fascinating. Told from Fowler's point of view, the British, neutral, middle age journalist, the story of naïve, but he is really, Alden Pyle, a young American playing God with people's lives. You feel the humidity of Saigon, the treacherous way people lie to others and themselves, the almost touching innocence Pyle has of live. But that innocence is also unbending and without compassion. One of my favorite book and movie is Indochine so I was pleasantly surprised by Greene's novel.