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by Victor Slezak,P.J. O'Rourke

Free eBook Holidays in Hell download ISBN: 0679419381
Author: Victor Slezak,P.J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (October 4, 1994)
Language: English
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Also by P. J. O'Rourke.

Also by P. The bachelor home companion. I've been working as a foreign correspondent for the past few years, although "working" isn't the right word and "foreign correspondent" is too dignified a title.

O'Rourke is not the least concerned with political correct. Holidays in Hell is a surreal and wickedly funny travelogue to some of the world's hellholes. Retail, Random House Audio, 1994.

v5. America's bestselling political humorist finds humor in some of the world's most unlikely places. P. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in "Holidays in Hell" looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. Holidays in Hell is a splendid read' EVENING STANDARD.

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Holidays in Hell book. This book is classic PJ O'Rourke.

He is the author of 20 books, the best known of which are Holidays in Hell, a compilation of O'Rourke's articles as a free-lance foreign correspondent, All the Trouble in the World, an examination of current political concerns such as global warming and famine from a libertarian perspective. The Forbes Media Guide Five Hundred, 1994 states, "O'Rourke's original reporting, irreverent humor, and crackerjack writing makes for delectable reading. He never minces words or pulls his punches, whatever the subject.

O'Rourke can be a very funny writer and this is on show in "Holidays in hell", a collection of his writing as a foreign affairs journalist.

under communism to Third World driving tips, Holidays in Hell is one of the best-loved books by one of today's most celebrated humoris. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. O'Rourke can be a very funny writer and this is on show in "Holidays in hell", a collection of his writing as a foreign affairs journalist. The most memorable entry is his trip to the Philippines.

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A spin with P.J. O'Rourke is like a ride in the back of an old pickup over unpaved roads. You get where you're going fast, with exhilarating views -- but not without a few bruises."-- The New York Times Book ReviewP.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. He is pepper-gassed in Korea; has a close encounter with a Philippine army officer he describes as "powerful-looking in a short, compressed way, like an attack hamster"; and concludes from these and various other journeys that "Some people are worried about the difference between fight and wrong. I'm worried about the difference between wrong and fun."Victor Slezak's film work includes The Saint of Fort Washington and Strictly Business. He has starred on Television in "The Good Policeman" and "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," and has guest starred on "Law and Order" and "Crime Story."The Bachelor Home Companion, Give War a Chance, Parliament of Whores, and All the Trouble in the World, by P.J. O'Rourke, are also available from Random House AudioBooks.
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Snake Rocking
This book is a very healthy product of a healthy type of thinking. It is a good sign that this country is "in good shape" as long as it can produce intelligent opposition to some weird or unhealthy world and domestic events (for example, "The Simpsons" and "South Park" as well as "Politically Incorrect Guide to..." book series). It is a good sigh of the "society health" when there are native writers like O'Rourke, who can give an objective view (presented wittily and with humor slightly ironical and often with subtle sarcasm) on some present or recently powerful political movements, events and tendencies. I myself from the former Soviet Union, and the article about socialist Poland was probably the most interesting from the point of view that it was almost the same what I saw in Russia. It is not so important how pathetic the picture of everyday life was seen by the American , but the final conclusion a reader should come to (and O'Rourke makes it obvious) - how sick the idea of an artificial social structure based on an approach is, "to take everything away form the haves and then share with everybody" (it is what Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov's character Sharikov said in his "Heart of a Dog").

Almost without exceptions the stories in the book cut trough propaganda and bare the truth behind the facades. The "Among the Euro-Weenies", although written some time ago is more and more relevant today.

Moreover, O'Rourke dialogues are short, immensely interesting and compressed, giving points difficult not to accept.
This book is absolutely hilarious.

I love O'Rourke's writing style and quick wit. Kept me laughing throughout.

Very interesting exploits told thru a very witty style. Keeps you laughing and engaged.

Kinda sad when I reached the end.
Whee! If I were inclined to travel to any of the places the author has gone to; I hope I would have his matchless sense of humor. Humor is the only thing that would get me to venture into Libya, Mali or any other turbulent country. Common sense keeps me home with this very funny and friendly book.
Another classic by O'Rourke. With great humor he points out the abysmal record of socialism and how it's created hell for the inhabitants.
Road.to sliver
Excellent book - tells it like it is with no PC-BS. Exposes the absurd brilliantly. O'Rourke is an excellent and entertaining writer.
I had this book a while back and lent it to a "friend' and it just disappeared, so I had to have it again as it's one of my favorites. Laugh out loud funny.
P.J.O'rourke hit the mark with this book.
A compilation of observations made when the author was a news journalist travelling through different, mostly uncomfortable, parts of the world. It was written 20 years ago and, in some cases, those countries have changed considerable. A pleasant read.