After recently finishing Mr. Greene's, "The Quiet American" and "Our Man in Havana" I have to admit that I was disappointed in "The End of the Affair." That is not to say, that there weren't parts of the book that I found engrossing and superbly written, but overall I found this novel to be quite tedious and, except for the minor characters, I found the main characters to be quite bothersome, egotistical, and not very likeable. They reminded me more of self-absorbed adolescents than of adults living in London through World War 11 and its aftermath.
Nevertheless, I plan on reading much more of Mr. Greene's works. My negative reaction to this book has in no way discouraged me from exploring all of this marvelous writer's work.