Richard Condon | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Alex Heard

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Condon.
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Critical Review by Alex Heard

SOURCE: "As the Political World Turns," in Washington Post, September 10, 1991, p. F3.

In the following review. Heard profiles the central characters in The Final Addiction, concluding that Condon "keeps things running nicely."

As fans of The Manchurian Candidate will recall, when Richard Condon puts on his political-satire hat, he has a thing for extremely stupid, cardboard male politicians who are backed by wily women. In The Final Addiction, a broad tour through the barrens of contemporary politics, the viper's nest of the global spy game, the void of Our National Mind and the shadowy controlling presence of organized crime (yes, the good old Prizzis make an appearance), there are two of these guys. Both are so insipid that you worry—repeated contact may be too much like mainlining marshmallow paste. But Condon, pro that he is...

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