on 23 April 2011
Dan Savage is a most enjoyable writer, who apparently runs a no-holds-barred agony uncle column on a Seattle newspaper. His loathing of the self-righteous and pompous right-wing pontificators who say America is going to hell in a handcart is wonderfully and wittily expressed. To review the 7 deadly sins, he experiences them himself - finding places where he can indulge gluttony, reflecting at leisure on the best way of enjoying sloth, and so on - it's a leisurely read. The only trouble I found was how, whilst reading it, to hold the book so others on the tube could see the word Gomorrah on the cover.