I recently read The Third Man and watched the 1949 film. This is the one story Greene specifically wrote for the screen, and he says he wrote the book to prepare himself to write the screenplay. I liked them both, but I just wanted to warn anyone who was planning on reading the book to skip the preface and come back to it. Greene assumed anyone who read the preface had already seen the movie (which I hadn't), and he gives away major plot twists. Anyway, just wanted to forewarn anyone who's interested . . .