This is one of my favorites. Funny. I read the book; listened to the tape. can't wait for the movie!
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.
Great satire of lobbies and big money in D.C. all propelled by a clever plot.
Really good; very slick style. I liked the ending.
Delightful, toungue-in-cheek book. Read this one in two days! A fun read.
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.
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!