3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Best book I've read this year,
By A Customer
This review is from: Popcorn (Paperback)
Insightful, scathing, sarcastic, witty, urbane, relevant. All this and more. I can't recall having read a book recently that gripped me like this did. The Americanisation of the world continues unabated with only books like this put it all into context. 'Straight' books rarely make their point as well as satire and this book says what it has to say incredibly well. The terse plotting and triumphant ending should be up there with Orwell in my mind - this is to Hollywood what 1984 was to Socialism. And the ultimate irony - Hollywood want to make a film about it. Elton continues to get better and better (The Thin Blue Line excepted). All the better for hearing a surreal interview with Mary Whitehouse in which she came down on the same side as Mr. Elton. Now that was one thing I though I'd never hear. Buy it. Read it. Think about it.