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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 23 Sept. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0044EVXA4
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This book is a good read with some very funny sections. I very much like the fact that Mr O'Rourke is not afraid to attack the Kennedy's.
Ian MacWhirter in the Hearld attacked the book as being a tea party rant and I am really not sure what book he was reading but it was not this one. The whole point about PJ O'Rourke is that he is clever and well read and can sum things up in a funny and interesting way. He is able to make one think about the subject of his summation in a new light (for example his Holidays in Hell point that it was the Germans who taught the Isreali's their manners - a point that makes you think on a whole number of levals).
He is right wing and he may well hold views with which one does not agree but he is not stupid or a bigot. The Tea Party with Sarah Palin at their head are the very opposite sort of people to PJ O'Rourke.
Not his best book but a jolly good book. Well worth a bash.
Of course, nothing PJ's ever written has been anything less than readable, and this is no different, but it's hardly a worthy addition to his canon. More of a contract-filler or quick moneymaker than a proper new book, I think.
This is an extremely accurate and funny description of American politics but much of the ironic witicisms apply to British politics also.
Well worth reading and the sort of book that one can gift to anyone who is inclined to see the funny side of things.
Let's start with funny. O'Rourke provides a reliably steady supply of wit. He coins the Bill and Hillary Clinton rules of toleration: `mind your own business and keep your hands to yourself'. He tells us that the `message that the US government sent to the broke banks and beggared financial institutions was: "Don't you ever do this again or we'll give you more money"', which is a nice succinct take on moral hazard. And he reminds us in a distinctively humorous way why as a youth he disagreed with war in Vietnam in the 1960's: `the government was intent on interrupting my fun to send me to some distant place with a noxious climate to shoot people I didn't know, and, what was worse, they'd shoot back'. Indeed, it was probably the lack of a similar impingement on individual liberty which explains why, 7/7 bombers aside, an independent observer might be forgiven for thinking that most UK citizens didn't really care about the invasions of Iraq or Afghanistan.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first PJ book was the Parliament of Whores. It was really funny, I couldn't put it down. This book was a major disappointment. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mr. J. C. Sheppard
Excellent book which will be read a few times in order to absorb all the witticisms.Published 23 months ago by Amlodhi
He's a humorous enough writer and does make a couple of decent points, but basically it's a load of right wing utter drivel, which gets tiresome after a while. Read morePublished on 25 July 2014 by Jon
if you know PJ, he's turned out more of the usual If you like it, good, if you don't, then keep on walkingPublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by Broken iPod owner
What can I say: you either love the author or hate him.
I found the book an absolute pleasure from cover to cover!
Possibly a book for those who already appreciate P.J. this is not one of his best but still a jolly good read for all that. P.J. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2013 by Bob
I like P J O'Rourkes quotes but this book doesn't seem to have any. It lacks direction and is just a boring stroll through his ideas. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2013 by Mr. R. K