Our Man In Havana (Paperback)
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Our Man In Havana (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 01/03/2001
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Perfectly capturing a decadent, exotic Cuba pre-Castro, Our Man in Havana is a mercilessly ironic satire of spying that finds a vacuum cleaner salesman passing on confected intelligence to the British. As sprightly as any of Greene’s ‘entertainments’ this is a delightful corrective to all po-faced spy thrillers that take themselves too seriously.

With an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099286080
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us.' -  Daily Telegraph

'He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man In Havana - a witty send-up of an agent's life - it was Cuba before Castro.' - Financial Times

'Nobody should be anywhere near power who hasn't read (or seen the film of) Our Man in Havana, a powerful satire on the silly world of spying by a man who had experienced it.' - Mail on Sunday

'Graham Greene captured a pre-Castro Cuba of daiquiris and decadence... hilarious.' - Independent

'British Intelligence being sent up something rotten.' - Daily Telegraph, 20 Best Spy Novels of All Time 

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“Our Man in Havana”

As one might expect from the title 'Our man in Havana' takes place in the humidity and depravity of cold war Cuba, and focuses on a merchant (Mr. Wormold) who, to his own bewilderment, is employed by the... More

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“A good read!”

A funny, lighthearted read that didn’t take too long to complete. It’s a comical twist on the stereotypes we typically associate with espionage thrillers.

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“Entertaining.”

It is the storey of a single father trying to do his best for his growing teenage daughter. It is satirical, fabulously entertaining and enthralling. It is a must read book.

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