Oh he is good! I have heard so much about Graham Greene that to finally read him was a true eye opener. Tremendous skill and understanding of the art. Will seek out some more of his work and of course the Alex Guinness movie. Back soon!
Graham Greene’s classic Cuban spy story.
First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene’s ‘entertainments,’ it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.