Books: Our Man in Gehenna

THE HONORARY CONSUL

by GRAHAM GREENE

315 pages. Simon & Schuster. $7.95.

The Hound of Heaven is still hellbent in pursuit of Graham Greene. That is not exactly news. And it is only a mixed blessing for Greene's characters, who in his new novel go through more than the usual torments that may or may not be signs of God's devastating love. But what an indulgence for the reader. Temporarily, at least, everybody can sidestep this fall's avalanche of novels—many of them apparently the work of rude boys rubbing sticks together to make fire—and enjoy...

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