Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Book Review: Holidays in Heck
P.J. O'Rourke isn't quite as funny as he used to be, but he's writing about his family (considering he spent his 50's rearing three new kids), and I find that funnier than I used to, so it comes out to be an equilibrium. Also, he's writing about politics less, which is probably a bonus. He's usually got a point but it's not always the point he thinks it is. Regardless, I enjoy his writing and his perspective. The two best essays are probably the one about taking his family to Hong Kong and the one about his diagnosis of having a malignant hemmorhoid, which he acknowledges may be the best cancer for a humorist to have. The essays about his travels in China are pretty good too, but nothing too memorable. Mildly recommended.