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The Power and the Glory by Graham GreeneRead about the other entries on the list.
Greene liked to find unusual names – Bendrix, Querry – for his protagonists, so his refusal to name the alcoholic Mexican priest on the run from the anti-clerical authorities is significant. The protagonist's discovery of a religious mission through danger and suffering is made a Greenian parable about the need for religious belief.
The Power and the Glory also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best episodes of drunkenness in literature. It is one of seven books that made a difference to Colin Firth.