Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Longest Title EVER

The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future
Craig Unger

My latest review for the good people over at Pajiba is up, for a book that is astounding for, among other things, its amazingly long title: The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future.

Spurred on by allusions to Poe, I was hoping for a little more incest (well, any incest), but Fall was all about politics. Shocking. So although it lacked an abundance of really juicy scandals, it was an interesting analysis of America's past, present, and future -- but I doubt it will earn any converts.

You can read my review here.

In a nutshell: Interesting, but not as interesting as I'd thought it would be. Felt like a reallly long research paper.

Bibliolatry Scale: 4 out of 6 stars

1 comment:

indigo said...

Excellent review! I'm tempted to buy it so I can see what all the fuss is about. I'm not a Bush fan myself and don't expect any scandal-rife pages but I think it will be an interesting read.