Droll. Any parent who has traveled with children will find something familiar in P.J. O’Rourke’s new essay collection, Holidays in Heck. There are a dozen or so finely written pages here. Out of almost three hundred, you have to decide if it’s worth the effort to find them. I found his writing mostly droll, and too often, tiresome. Perhaps because I think he’s an excellent writer, I expected more from this collection. I felt like he pounded these pieces out without much care, and a few of the best nuggets stand out.
Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended)
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