Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

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by Graham Greene
     
 

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Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of powercuts, becomes a spy to earn extra income. See more details below

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Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of powercuts, becomes a spy to earn extra income.

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Daily Telegraph (London)
As comical, satirical, atmospherical an 'entertainment' as he has given us.
Publishers Weekly
Actor Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park, Tristram Shandy) has himself a ball with Greene's comic suspense novel, its Cuban setting and panoply of international characters. He downplays the religious and political undertones of the book in favor of Greene's comedy of a vacuum-cleaner salesman turned secret agent. Greene's array of Germans, Brits and native Cubans allows Northam to trot out some of the choicest examples from his stable of voices, all cleverly done. The brief bits of salsa music that punctuate the breaks between chapters underscore Northam's jaunty reading. This is one classic novel meant to be enjoyed for entertainment, not self-improvement. (June)
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The ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety. (William Golding)

As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us. (The Daily Telegraph, London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780434305537
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/1997
Pages:
264

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William Golding
ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety. (William Golding)
From the Publisher
The ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety. (William Golding)

As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us. (The Daily Telegraph, London)

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