The End of the Affair
by Graham Greene
In my freshmen year of college, I was able to enjoy a world cinema series that showed the 1999 version of The End of the Affair, a breathlessly beautiful romance starring Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore. Later I read Sherwood Anderson's "There She Is, She Is Taking Her Bath," which is so completely similar that for a time I thought the movie was based on that story. Except it's not, it's based on this book of the same name as the film. Some would choose to interpret such similarities as a form of plagiarism, or a lack of creative thought. I tend to admire creative ripples, which is how I choose to interpret the relationship between the two stories. Now I will finally read Graham Greene's book.