The End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

Book - 2004
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Maurice Bendrix is a sardonic and cynical writer who reflects on his affair with Sarah, a married woman, during the bombing of London in 1940.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780142437988
0142437980
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREENE 2004
Characteristics: xxvii, 160, [4] p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gorra, Michael Edward

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After a man is almost killed in a bombing raid, the married woman with whom he has been having an affair breaks away from him. Available on audiobook CD.


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AL_KATI Jan 18, 2017

This novel blew me away. It has so much packed into a short novel--love, betrayal, faith, hope... And then you should watch the movie with Ralph Fiennes.

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uncommonreader
Jan 18, 2017

Love, hate and God. The book seemed very dated.

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sungeun2k1
Aug 20, 2016

Not at all what I expected. Rivals only The Power and the Glory for being one of the most humanly honest perspectives on Catholicism and belief in God I've ever read.

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becker
Jun 12, 2014

A very well written character driven novel.

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dbarry111
Jun 02, 2014

This great novel was turned into a spectacular movie starring two of my favorite actors, Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes. It captures the illicit romance amid a stormy political/military situation, like my favorite Graham Greene novels. I love how the story is told in the first person through Maurice's eyes, which gives it pathos and urgency. If you liked the novel, see the movie!

JCLHunterSt Jun 09, 2013

I’ve wanted to read this book for several years and I’m very happy I finally did. The book was almost hypnotic in its discussions of love, philosophy, politics and religion. The writing is very strong and the emotions run deep. If you're looking for an honest and anguished exploration of lost love, any type of love, this novel captures it perfectly.

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TumTumMcPuff
Jul 24, 2012

A frustrating, solipsistic "romance" that explores the concepts and subtleties of hate as much, if not more, than love. Greene drags you through the affair of to infuriatingly damaged people and just when you want to throw the book across the room, he brings you to tears with a profound insight into loss, attachment, faith, and the strength found in weakness. Trust Greene to know what he's doing, even when you're ready to give up finishing the novel. He won't disappoint.

turveydrop Jul 28, 2011

It is a good book, but no, it is not "literally" a roller coaster.

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macierules
Apr 02, 2010

Powerful treatise on love, hate, and belief in God. Literally an emotional roller coaster - on the 1001 Books to Read before you die list.

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JCLHunterSt Jun 09, 2013

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

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