Date(s) - 30/05/2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Library, IH Nuevos Ministerios
In the Book Club we meet each month to discuss a chosen book. So if you enjoy reading and talking about books then this is the club for you!
The book which you need to read before the next meeting (May 30th) is The Quiet American by Graham Greene.
Graham Greene’s classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam
“I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused,” Graham Greene’s narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous “Quiet American” of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas. As young Pyle’s well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler’s motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler’s beautiful Vietnamese mistress.
Originally published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at large.
Michael Smith is the coordinator of the book club.
Bookings are closed for this event.