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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

un americain bien tranquille

Un Américain Bien Tranquilleroman - Graham Greene 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.