Nick Naylor is just a regular guy trying to earn a living. In these neo-puritanical times, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a little when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through school. As chief ...
Nick Naylor is just a regular guy trying to earn a living. In these neo-puritanical times, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a little when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through school. As chief propagandist for the tobacco industry he can handle the insults from the antismoking zealots, but death threats are a different matter. Someone wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be - and if Nick isn't careful, he's going to be stubbed out.
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If you want to laugh a lot, and possibly find new reasons to quit smoking, read this book.
It is better than the movie, and chock full of
sarcasm and irony.
Apr 26, 2008
Buckley Does It Again
Christopher Buckley is one of the best authors of political satire that has ever put pen to paper. This one is right up there with "Little Green Men" and "Wry Martinis", and it is as politically incorrect as the title. Buckley weaves a hilarious tale of boardroom politics and PR damage-control in the tobacco industry. Buckley's characters are, as always, complicated, interesting, and a little eccecntric, if not down right neurotic. Along with the clever humor, Buckley provides suspense, conspiracy, drama, and just enough sex to peak your interest. You won't be disappointed. And, by the way, the movie didn't even begin to match the book's appeal. As it is often said, "Never judge a book by it's movie". That is certainly true here!
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