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Books and Brews at the Beach

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Childhood was the germ of all mistrust. You were cruelly joked upon and then you cruelly joked. You lost the remebrance of pain through inflicting it. But somehow, through no virtue of his own, he had never taken that course. Lack of character perhaps. Schools were said to construct character by chipping off the edges. His edges had been chipped, but the result had not, he thought, been character - only shapelessness, like an exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art.

— Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

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In a mad world it always seems simpler to obey.

— Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

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Zoom Graham Greene

Graham Greene

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Zoom Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene
My dad brought this on vacation and couldn’t stop laughing out loud.  He constantly told me how funny and relatable the book was.  So even though I brought a ton of books from my own to-read shelf, I’ve put them on hold to satiate his desire for me to give him my opinion.  I’m a huge fan of Graham Greene so I have no problem obliging him.  From the back cover:
"M16’s man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-clearner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity.  To keep his job he flies bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs.  Then his stories start becoming disturbingly true … 
First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today.  It remains one of Graham Greene’s most widely read novels.”

Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene

My dad brought this on vacation and couldn’t stop laughing out loud.  He constantly told me how funny and relatable the book was.  So even though I brought a ton of books from my own to-read shelf, I’ve put them on hold to satiate his desire for me to give him my opinion.  I’m a huge fan of Graham Greene so I have no problem obliging him.  From the back cover:

"M16’s man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-clearner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity.  To keep his job he flies bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs.  Then his stories start becoming disturbingly true … 

First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today.  It remains one of Graham Greene’s most widely read novels.”

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