Due to its being Moore's first book, I expected Downsize This! to be something of an anti-climax. I was wrong, however, and now believe this, in addition to Adventures In A TV Nation, to be his best work.
It can be seen from this mighty tome that Moore's main strength is being the new, less funny and far more wealthy Bill Hicks. The really sad thing is that what Bill saw fit to comment on hasn't changed much with Moore. A chapter stating comedically that the Democrats are no different to the Republicans still rings true today nearly a decade after it was written.
Sometimes, though, Moore's humour adds little genuine weight to his arguments. His ironic defence of abortion, A Sperm's Right To Life, attempts to make light out of a serious subject and falls short of its target.
This is a minor problem and I feel that a book with thirty-five chapters of American satirical content has much to offer all readers, not just us evil lefties.