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Tom Toles

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  1. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Looks like an earthquake zone to me.

  2. leipsicbob

    leipsicbob said, over 6 years ago

    As usual, it’s the little guy who will suffer.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Re-reading “The Comedians” by Graham Greene, as with “The Ugly American”- his eyesight was 20-20 in the 60’s.

  4. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    dtroutma, did you mean Greene’s “The Quiet American”? “The Ugly American” was somebody else…

    Greene’s writings are masterful, though, I agree. Deeply concerned with morality, without crossing the line into moralizing. He didn’t claim to have the answers, but he knew which questions were worth asking…

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Pup, you’re confusing Greene with one of his characters, most likely Fowler from “The Quiet American”. Many of Greene’s protagonists were author stand-ins, but you shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that their thoughts are necessarily Greene’s.

    senorbullwinkle, if you want an introduction to Greene, you might check out the 1949 movie “The Third Man” with Orson Welles. It differs considerably from Greene’s book, but Greene wrote the screenplay himself and it doesn’t betray the book (unlike the Audie Murphy “Quiet American”, 10 years later).

    Another good place to start would be the 1999 “The End of the Affair”, with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore.

    Many of Greene’s books have been made into movies, some of them classics. Of course I wouldn’t dissuade you from reading the books themselves, but a 2-hour investment in a DVD is an easier place to start than committing to a 500-page novel.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “I usually read for information only.”

    Another reason to start with the movies. :-)

    It’s been years since I read “M&M”, but I enjoyed it thoroughly at the time. Have you read Bulgakov’s “The Heart of a Dog”? (It’s never been made into a movie, as far as I’m aware, but it SHOULD be. When I’m head of production at Warner Bros., that’ll be one of the first pictures I’ll greenlight.)

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