Dr.Fischer of Geneva by Graham Greene

By Graham Greene

Health care provider Fischer despises the human race. whilst the infamous toothpaste millionaire comes to a decision to carry the final of his well-known events - his personal lethal model of the booklet of Revelations - Greene opens up a robust imaginative and prescient of the unlimited greed of the wealthy. Black comedy and painful satire mix in a unconditionally compelling novel.

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We haven't toasted the late lamented Monsieur Groseli, the Divisionnaire said, adjusting his bib. ' 'Hurry up then, while Albert fetches your dinner. To Monsieur Groseli. He only attended two of our dinners before dying of cancer, so I had no time to study his character. If I had known of the cancer I would never have invited him to join us. I expect my guests to entertain me for a much longer time. ' Mrs Montgomery gave a high shriek. ' 'Real Scotch porridge. ' Doctor Fischer gave himself a helping of caviare and poured himself out a glass of vodka.

I exclaimed. ' Then the ceremony began, and I felt nervous all through the affair, because of the man behind us. I remembered the place in the Anglican service where the clergyman asks if there is anyone who knows just cause or impediment why these two persons should not be joined in Holy Matrimony you are to declare it, and I couldn't help wondering whether a Toad mightn't have been sent for that very purpose by Doctor Fischer. However, the question was never asked, nothing happened, everything went smoothly, and the mayor ~ I suppose it was the mayor ~ shook our hands and wished us happiness and then disappeared quickly through a door behind the table.

Doctor Fischer? ' I asked. ' he asked abruptly. I could tell he was English. ' He led me up some stairs into a sort of corridor-lounge with two sofas and several easy chairs and a big chandelier. An elderly woman with blue hair and a blue dress and lots of gold rings occupied one of the sofas. The man in the white jacket disappeared. We looked at each other, and then I looked at the room, and I thought of the origin of it all ~ Dentophil Bouquet. This lounge might have been the waiting-room of a very expensive dentist and the two of us sitting there patients.

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