Books: Shocker

(See Cover) THE END OF THE AFFAIR (240 pp.)—Graham Greene—Viking ($3).

It was one of those London cocktail parties where everybody showed up with a hangover. The host, a distinguished novelist named Graham Greene,* roamed restlessly about his book-cluttered flat, listening to the mock-tragic tales of woe. Not to be outdone, the host confessed that he too was feeling like hell: he had been up all night drinking with his priest.

It was the kind of shocker characteristic of Graham Greene—the kind of remark that induces a slight creeping of the flesh (although on...

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