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... the world's biggest PJ O'Rourke fans - own and love nearly everything he ever wrote
on May 26, 2016
I'm one of the world's biggest PJ O'Rourke fans - own and love nearly everything he ever wrote, he's one of the few authors I find laugh out loud funny, but also deeply insightful and able to cut through to the heart of difficult issues. So I'm not writing this from the perspective of (for example) a hater, who just detests curmudgeonly right-wing types.
But this book was intensely annoying - poorly written and edited in a way I found shocking. There's occasional gems, and a few bits of genuinely cogent analysis and comment. And there's a few funny stories. But much of it was just so rambling and incoherent that I struggled to wade my way through it.
I could never conceive of not finishing one of his books, until now. Maybe I'm missing something, maybe he was making ironic comment on the rambling & incoherent nature of much of the baby-boom's contribution to the world of ideas. Dunno - if he was, it didn't work.