Graham Greene’s “The Ministry Of Fear” is a gripping and brilliantly written novel. In short, it is one of the very best books I have read about London and the German Blitz of that city during World War 2. It is a thriller, a mystery, a psychological and sociological study of the effects of bombardment, night after night, and it all takes place, to a certain extent, in the mind of its main character Arthur Rowe, who is suffering from amnesia, and by accident, gets caught up in a German spy ring working and stealing documents from the British government.
The characters are so memorable and the plot so masterfully devised that this book is going to remain with me for a long time. 7jane, a goodread member, recommended this book to me and she also said that the book has remained with her long after she read it. It was a great recommendation.
The writing is very descriptive and intense and there is never a time in which you don’t think that you are there during this terrible time. Graham Greene is one of the great novelists of the 20th century and this book has been just another reminded of how great he really was.