Tressel might easily have replaced this 600 page novel with the statement ‘I THINK SOCIALISM IS GOOD’
He writes, with burning frustration, a cast of unfailingly downtrodden workers, hypocritical Christians and cruel capitalists and 1 scarcely heard gospel of truth in the voice of Owen the socialist worker who gives lengthy speeches explaining his policies. To say this work has a political bias is an understatement.
Every evening I now stretch my arms and legs out for 10 mins while playing a track like like:
I am guilty like most of us of watching TV in the evenings, but now I’ve added at least half an hour reading a novel.
Why on a list of the all-time greatest books would you include 4 Graham Greenes? Not that he’s not a fab author, but it seems pretty disproportionate given there are SO many great books not included: Gone With the Wind, Oliver Twist and many more. But hey!
Our Man in Havana is a spy novel with a twist. A hoover salesman in Cuba is contracted into the British Secret Service, but decides to pocket their funding and send fake reports. These prove too believable however and he becomes a target from both sides.