Saturday, March 5, 2022
Six Degrees of Separation
This month the chain begins with The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. I read this but I didn't like it as well as (1) Our Man in Havana which was the first Greene novel I had read. The next Graham Greene novel I plan to read is (2) The Quiet American. There is a movie version of this novel which stars Michael Caine. The book ended up on my TBR after I read (3) Blowing the Bloody Doors Off which is Michael Caine's memoir. Another celebrity memoir I read recently was (4) Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. Like the Caine book it was an entertaining combination of memoir and self-help. I don't read a lot of memoir, but I am a big fan of biography. I like the more objective point-of-view that a biographer brings to their subject. Robert Caro wrote a book called (5) Working which is a fascinating look behind the curtain at how this Pulitzer-prize-winning biographer creates his books. There are quite a few biographies on my TBR list, but one of the next ones I plan to read is (6) The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene by the Canadian poet and biographer Richard Thomas Greene.