One of the best satire books I've read. Funny, witty, and so sadly true. This is the age of information overload and by-george if someone some says it's true, well, it must be! I heard it on CNN! I read it in the newspaper! Someone blogged it! *laugh*
I saw the movie a while back too, it was really well done. I think I liked the book a little more because I got some more insight into Nick and his thought processes and found out, amazingly enough, he didn't take himself seriously either :)
This book is very funny, and I'm excited to see the movie. Occasionally, the "maleness" of the author shows. The story is different, and the book is an easy quick read, and a change from the usual fun chick lit.
I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to see the movie now just so I can compare them. After reading the book, I have developed a huge fear of nicotine patches! Hehehe... if you read it, you will get that!
This is one of the best books I have ever read...ever. And I've read a lot of books. This one just drew me in and made me laugh even as I couldn't wait to get to the next page. I love that the main character is morally flawed even as he's morally upstanding...it's a contradiction that works. The satire is so thick you could cut it with a knife, and the commentary this book makes on just how...well, ODD...our world has become is dead-on.
I recommend this book without any reservations whatsoever. It's a gorgeous piece of work.
Really entertaining, fascinating and sort of horrifying look at Nick Naylor, chief spokesperson for the tobacco lobby in D.C. Throughout the whole book, I couldn't decide if I hated Nick for shoving cigarettes down the throats of the American public while whole-heartedly denying the link between smoking and cancer, or loved him because at the end of the day he was simply doing his job, as he says, "To pay the morgtage." Either way, Nick is a real antihero for our twisted times and this book will definitely make you think twice before ever believing a word that comes out of an industry's spokesperson or Washington poilitician again!
One of my all-time favorites,a sendup of mad men and apologists for every sort of evil, including cigarettes and assault weapons. very clever. The younger Buckley is an engaging iteration of the genes: you get his father's wit without his relentless agenda.