Title: Doctor Fischer of Geneva, Or ‘The Bomb Party’
Author: Graham Greene
Page Count/Review Word Count: 143
I discovered this novel a little late, after I’d already read most of Greene’s other work, and I wish I’d found it sooner – it’s a real cracker, a black comedy with a moral that follows a toothpaste millionaire who decides to play a little game with bombs. The shock ending is a real eye-opener, and yet despite that it’s also a book you can read again and again and still enjoy it.
My only gripe here, and I appreciate that it’s a bit of an odd thing to be annoyed about, is the title – there doesn’t need to be an ‘or’ in it, Graham, pick one. I’d go for ‘The Bomb Party’.