Many people don’t consider this to be a worthy Graham Greene novel, but I think that they miss the point of it. It was written to be one of his “entertainments”. Written to be entertaining, it fulfills that purpose. What I enjoyed the most about this novel is the way that the story abruptly picks up and leaves off the stories of certain characters. Very much as happens when you meet someone on a long journey and they come into your life suddenly and leave just as suddenly as you reach your destination.