Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Grauniad complains P. J. O'Rourke's new book is "rural" and "lazy"
One David Runciman, here, who evidently does not know that the old boy has slowed down since he became sick with cancer:
[O'Rourke] operates more in the mould of HL Mencken, one of his heroes, who rarely felt the need to leave his beloved Baltimore in order to lambast the idiocy of his fellow Americans. O’Rourke lives, as it says on the dust jacket, “in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get”. This is American politics as viewed from the back room in front of the TV, feet up on the recliner chair. ... O’Rourke forfeits the reader’s patience and simply comes across as lazy.