• "Full of treasures for Greene enthusiasts: a complex web of betrayal and deceit and a tormented central character"

  • "From the beginning Greene was fascinated by the thriller, which has at its heart deceit, an idea or an ideal betrayed, emotion hidden behind a mask"

  • "Greene had wit and grace and character and story, and a transcendant, universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature"

    John Le Carre
  • "He was a writer who was intensely interested in the world more than in books or ideas. And this is why he was such a good story-teller. He was the least parochial of writers yet he was always interested in the particular"

    John Berger
  • "One of our greatest authors... For experience of a whole century he was the man within"