Review: A Burnt Out Case

A Burnt Out Case
A Burnt Out Case by Graham Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A quick review of A Burnt Out Case.

A fine read. Well-crafted and honed. A novel in which the oppositions of faith and apostasy, religion and irreligion, belief and atheism are discussed and played with, without seeming preachy, heavy or tedious.

The well-paced plot skilfully reveals the life of the protagonist Querry, and why and how he has ended up in deepest Africa, at a mission and hospital for lepers. The denouement was a surprise, and well-crafted; though surprising, it seemed a natural way for the story to conclude.

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