Title: Our Man in Havana
Author: Graham Greene
Page Count/Review Word Count: 225
Our Man in Havana is probably my favourite Graham Greene book, and although it isn’t quite the first of his books that I read, it is the first of his books that I fell in love with. I was even lucky enough to catch a stage play adaptation in Richmond, which was just as good as the novel it was based on.
Loosely speaking, it follows the story of a vacuum cleaner salesman called Mr. Wormold, who’s living in Havana and who is offered money on the side to become a secret agent. He pockets the money and starts to fake his reports – unfortunately, his fake reports start to come true.
Now, I’m not going to say any more about the plot because it really is an excellent book, one of my favourites of all time and easily my top Graham Greene novel – that means a lot, when you consider I usually list him as one of my favourite writers, too! Better still, if you get a chance to see a theatre adaptation then seize the chance to do that too. Read the book before you go – I bet it leaves a lasting impression and gets you reading more of his work.