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Phil sent me a link to the Amazon UK page for the new book by Richard Littlejohn. He’s a hack for the Daily Mail, a news organisation that makes Fox News look fair and balanced, so I thought that Phil’s recent trip to Syria had left him with mental trauma. Not so. You’d expect the book to pick up mixed reviews. On the contrary it’s picking up wide acclaim, and masses of five star votes. Here’s a sample of the 5/5 reviews:
No-one else can express such complex right wing views in such a monosyllabic form.
To buy only one copy of this book would be a crime.
With this insightful, visionary, and — I am not ashamed to say — celestially inspirational commentary on modern life, Richard Littlejohn has rendered the entire canon of Western literature, philosophy and ethical discourse entirely moot.
Littlejohn’s book is so brilliant that when, as is inevitable in modern Britain, a gay immigrant made an attempt to steal it from my bag it literally burnt his hands and made them dissolve a little bit.
There are those who credit Plato with defining that obscure and fluctuating artefact which has been termed the ‘western mind’. Perhaps we might admit the philosophies of Jesus of Galillee and Freidrich Nietzche into that élite club of thinkers who have contributed to its further elucidation — but never before has a work emerged of which we can triumphantly declaim: Plato is obscured, we have our new republic!
I recently died and went to heaven. This book bought me back.
Littlejohn steamroles through everything wrong with our country– keeping people safe, re-using rubbish, etc.- in a brilliant style that evokes Dickens at his best.
Furthermore, I have read Tolstoy, and yes, this does indeed turn into Tolstoy– i forget where exactly, but somewhere between pages 204 and 206.
Having created a new paradigm in non-fiction literature, as awesome in its sweep as it is remarkable in its vision, the only question that remains is where will Littlejohn go from here?
If you like LittleJohns opinions I urge you to get somebody to read it out aloud for you, priceless!
If you only buy one ill-focussed, obvious, pointless rant at the expense of easy targets who would probably need to board up their windows if any of the people who support Littlejohn could actually read, then make it this one.
The reviews are amazing, and there’s over seventy of them.