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Stamboul Train WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENSCarleton Myatt Meets Coral Musker, A Na Ve English Chorus Girl, Aboard The Orient Express As It Heads Across Europe To Constantinople As Their Relationship Develops, They Find Themselves Caught Up In The Fates Of The Other Passengers And Drawn Into A Web Of Espionage, Murder And Lies


10 thoughts on “Stamboul Train

  1. says:

    I like Greene, I liked that the book was entertaining, social commentary and political all at the same time, a hallmark of Greene novels What I didn t like and what really upset me, is the marking out of someone as Jewish Rant follows If you are not Christian, not White or not able bodied you might well identify with it.I have no idea if anyone else in the story, in many, many stories, newspaper articles, tv reportage, online news sites, are Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist or White But Jews, I like Greene, I liked that the book was entertaining, social commentary and political all at t...


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    9 10Richard John, with his mackintosh turned up above his ears, leant from the corridor window and saw the sheds begin to move backwards towards the slow wash of the sea It was the end, he thought, and the beginning Faces streamed away A man with a pickaxe on his shoulder swung a red lamp the smoke from the engine blew round him and obscured his light The brakes ground, the clouds parted, and the setting sun flashed on the line, the window and his eyes If I could sleep, he thought with 9 10Richard John, with his mackintosh turned up above his ears, leant from the corridor window and saw the sheds begin to move backwards towards the slow wash of the sea It was the end, he thought, and the beginning Faces streamed away A man with a pickaxe on his shoulder swung a red lamp the smoke from the engine blew round him and obscured his light The brakes ground, the clouds parted, and the setting sun flashed on the line, the window and his eyes If I could sleep, he thought with longing, I could rememberclearly all the things that have to be remembered Why would an author sell his own work shortIn Stamboul Train for the first and last time in my life I deliberately set out to write a book to please, one which with luck might...


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    If T.S Eliot, during his Prufrock Sweeney Wasteland days had sat down to write a novel, it might have come out looking like Graham Greene s Orient Express or, my preferred title, Stamboul Express Written in 1933, this early novel was considered by Greene to be one of his entertainments I ve always felt this tag by Greene to be a ridiculous one It may be a lesser novel, but it s certainly well written fiction In this case, Greene throws a bunch of strangers together on a train in Ostend, If T.S Eliot, during his Prufrock Sweeney Wasteland days had sat down to write a novel, it might have come out looking like Graham Greene s Orient Express or, my preferred title, Stamboul Express Written in 1933, this early novel was considered by Greene to be one of his ente...


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    Graham Greene s Grand Hotel on a European train in 1932 He wanted to write something that gave him pleasure, he said, and also make money Stamboul Train original UK title did both Doomed passengers include a passionate political rebel, a Jean Rhysian chorus girl, a kindly Jewish merchant who suffers snubs, and best of all, a braying reporter out for the scoop of a lifetime between her swigs of gin the star of the piece for me and a jealous obsession about a departing tootsie There s al Graham Greene s Grand Hotel on a European train in 1932 He wanted to write something that gave...


  5. says:

    Being a big fan of travels, he placed his plots somewhere related to some place.3 The Third Man4 The End of the Affair4 Our Man in Havana3 The Captain and the Enemy3 The Quiet American4 The Ministry of Fear4 The Power and the Glory4 The Honor...


  6. says:

    This novel is one of his entertainments personally categorized by himself to differentiate them from his other serious thrillers how many titles overall belong to this less serious genre of which its title has long kept me wondering till I found out in the Wikipedia website that Stamboul is a variant of Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, the novel s destination of the Orient Express the famous line starting from Ostend, Belgium...


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    Fictional train journeys are always better than fictional air travel the lengthy journey giving the writer ample narrative time scope to introduce plot twists interesting characters Greene called his less serious work entertainment , still, the three nights journey from Ostend to Istanbul on the Orient Express inevitably brings the writer s usual ethical political contretemps in the form of issues mindsets saturated in the 1930s worldview each stop on the itinerary b Fictional train journeys are always better than fictional air travel the lengthy journey giving the writer ample narrative time scope to introduce plot twists interesting characters Greene called his less serious work entertain...


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    Introduction Stamboul Train


  9. says:

    Strong entertainment that works better on reflection than it does as a compelling mystery or thriller Makes excellent use of the device of a long train trip to bring together disparate characters who have little or nothing in common beyond their capacity to get mixed up with one another and with forces that make ironic havoc of their lives a chorus girl, a Jewish merchant,...


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    Review first posted on BookLikesI m tired of being decent, of doing the right thingStamboul Train is the story of a number of individuals who are thrown together within the confines of a train journey a microcosm, in a way and Greene offers us a peek into the relationships that develop between the characters and the difficulty that each of the individuals has to adapt to the society they form.It took a while to get into the story just because every character has a story about how they Review first posted on BookLikesI m tired of being decent, of doing the right thingStamboul Train is the story of a number of individuals who are thrown together within the confines of a train journey a microcosm, in a way and Greene offers us ...