The Comedians

The Comedians

Book - 2005
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"Three men, Brown, Smith, and Jones, meet on a ship bound for Haiti, where "Papa Doc" and the Tontons Macoute rule, with sinister secret police."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Copyright Date: ©1966
ISBN: 9780143039198
0143039199
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: xxii, 292 pages, 4 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Theroux, Paul

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lukasevansherman
Aug 18, 2016

What a misleading title! There is nothing funny about this novel of Haiti at all. Made into a film with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, which is also not funny. What gives?

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witchDoctor9999
Jun 27, 2016

GREENE shows us that the option to gauge 'reality' is what we are constantly (yet unconsciously) doing. We select our own worldviews and 'end up' in the circumstances that we 'set up.' Though he writes like a journalist, his adroit handling of this works literary elements is balanced and thoroughly engaging.

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Charlie68
Feb 18, 2010

A good read by Mr Greene, I read this book more for a feel of Haitian culture and politics, and I wasnt disappointed.

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Feb 20, 2010

Charlie68 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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