BRIGHTON ROCK by Graham GreeneRead about another book on the list.
I read this when I was 14 and one day wanted to write a crime novel set in Brighton that was 10 per cent as good. It broke all the rules because it didn’t open with a dead body in a country house. Greene had a wonderful way of describing character, giving just a sense of the person.
I’ve borrowed this style.
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