Talk:Brighton Rock (novel)

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Thriller or crime story?[edit]

I'm not sure that it's quite accurrate to refer to BR as a thriller or a crime story - I doubt it would be listed as either in a bookshop.

I know it's been the subject of book discussions/readings that were about crime fiction. I just checked Amazon, and it's true that Amazon doesn't appear to clasify it in crime fiction... Interesting point, but i think overall it's a good description ofthe plot. Amo 19:20, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Brightonrock.jpg[edit]

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I have split the article, moving the information about the film to Brighton Rock (film). Count de Ville 01:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Still stub[edit]

This article is in real need of more content - particularly referencing. But more on the novel content and notability it is woefully inadequate for the importance of the work of literature it is. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 09:40, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

But not a stub, because 90% those who access it will find out what they wanted to know by reading it. Deb (talk) 12:30, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
And absolutely "None" of it verifiable (see WP:VER) as there no references, footnotes or even extrenal links. Very poor Wikipedia article. Even allowing for the fact there are quite a few words here. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 16:05, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

This article does reference one important text: the whole effin'n Graham Greene Novel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:46, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


While I think this article is well balanced and I appreciate its succinctness, it does seem to be more a description of the 1947 film rather than Greene's novel. Pinkie Brown doesn't fit within the confines of the anti-hero stereotype as stated in the article. Even today he's a character almost unique within English literature and there is no mention of Pinkie's implied homosexuality, which is a serious omission considering the literally significance of this aspect of his portrayal. Fourisplenty (talk) 14:41, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Meaning of the title[edit]

I don't think the title "Brighton Rock" is a metaphor at all. It's actually the murder weapon Pinkie's gang kill Hale with, as Spicer almost blurts out to Ida at the end of Part Six Section 1. Everyone in the gang is bewildered by the autopsy of death by natural causes.

In "Ways of Escape", Greene writes that the Brighton authorities "proved a little sensitive to the picture I had drawn of their city, and it must have galled them to see my book unwittingly advertised at every sweetstall - "Buy Brighton Rock". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2013 (UTC)