The Ten Best

Could you select the ten best opening paragraphs among Graham Greene’s novels? Dwyer Murphy has answered this challenge. See if you agree with his choice.

To access his list google, then put Dwyer Murphy Graham Greene in the search box (top right on your screen) and you will find the relevant page highlighted.

In fact, there are two Greene-related features on the website. The other one is a hilariously awkward clip of a filmed interview with Greene aboard RMS Queen Mary in 1950. GG’s personal space is obviously being invaded by the grinning, persistent interviewer Jack Mangan while the author appears petrified as the camera creeps ever closer.