Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
Engaging, funny and full of insight
on 16 June 2014
This book sets out to show you how Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán has tiger-like qualities in destroying his opponents and sets about doing so by leading you through Hungarian political history from 1900-ish to present day. Now that may sound dry and boring but it actually isn't thanks to Fischer's great style of writing which I genuinely found hard to put down.
Having thoroughly enjoyed the book I am marking it down a star as I don't feel it dealt with what it set out to do - I don't feel I now know how Orbán is predatory in nature, I don't feel like I have any examples of him playing with an opponent before off-ing them politically, and I don't feel like his rise is inevitable or world-changing (yet). The book dealt with the issues of the oppositions to Orbán and how they helped Orbán up politically, etc - and I do now like Orbán - but that is not what the text set out to do.
If you like HHhH by Laurent Binet then you'll love this.