With this anthology of Greene's work, it's clear just how good, and just how often, the author could write. Everything he touched turned to literary gold. If you like Hemingway or Robertson Davies, mysteries or serious fiction, pontifications or potboilers, then Greene is your man. This collection is an impeccable introduction for the uninitiated, and it's a great reference tool for the longtime Greene fanatic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. Greene is a brilliant writer who makes the language jump off the page and who is a master storyteller.