sundaymorningstaple wrote:Slim one? Might give it a try. Will look through my Daughter's paperbacks. She's like I used to be when still working offshore.
My paperback copy is '220 pages'*, standard size, and about 1cm thick. (Since you raise the question, out of interest I checked: Most books on my shelf are under 1" thick! hmmm). Don't know how fast people read, but it shouldn't be more than a casual hour or so a day over the course of a week.
I don't like huge 'epic saga' books either, as most of it is just unnecessary 'filler'. Greene (like most authors of his time) get to the point without waffle. I can think of no other author I have read who has the ability to needle the feel of a country, a town cafe or bar or whatever, the local crowd, and the precise situation, in such an effortless manner. He is a genius, without being intellectually overbearing, so you are carried along. That is why he remains my favourite author.
* Why is such a book called say 220 pages, when what is meant is 220 sides, i.e. 110 pages.