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Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene

Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party - GRAHAM GREENE


Description: When the notorious toothpaste millionaire decides to hold his own deadly version of the Book of Revelations, Greene opens up a powerful vision of the limitless greed of the rich; black comedy and painful satire combine in a totally compelling novel.

Opening: I think that I used to detest Doctor Fischer more than any other man I have known just as I loved his daughter more than any other woman.

This is not to be confused with Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party is so at odds with the rest of Greene's ouevre at the outset, yet when his observations of fellow men and their weaknesses are taken into account, not so bizarre. It is an odd tale nevertheless, odd and dark and deeply cynical. Engrossing.

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