Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Don't Vote

I beg forgiveness from the reader for the vulgar language in this book. 

-- Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards by P. J. O'Rourke.

I always enjoy O'Rourke's books, even if they no longer knock me off my chair like Parliament of Whores did. 

That's the problem, for me at least, with any humorous writer -- the first book you read is always the "funniest" because it is novel and fresh.  After that, expectations are high, but the content loses that unexpected quality that brought so many laughs.


  1. I beg to differ, "the bastards" don't want us to vote.


  2. I've never read anything by O'Rourke, but that is a great first line.

  3. Oh, wow, it's been a decade or more since I've read anything by O'Rourke!! I need to dig up his stuff again!

  4. I've heard snippets of P.J.O. but haven't read any of his books. Looks like it's time to buy something of his for my Kindle.


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