Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

The details “grisly”, the people “lunatic”, the results, “magnetic”.


The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton


Saturday Review  


O.L. Bailey

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“While Algernon is shades of Gulley Jimson, this book also echoes early Waugh and other parts of the literary landscape from Graham Greene to John Fowles. Comparisons aside, Greenan has fashioned an excursion into the macabre that is in a class by itself. If you can resist wanting to reread it with regrets that it won’t be the first time, I put it to you that you haven’t really read it at all.”