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`Здесь курят` - сатирический роман с элементами триллера. Герой романа, представитель табачного лобби, умело и цинично сражается с противниками курения, доказывая полезность последнего, в которую ни в грош не верит. Особую пикантность придает роману эпизодическое появление на его страницах известных всему миру людей, лишь в редких случаях прикрытых прозрачными псевдонимами ...more
Published 2003 by Иностранка (first published 1994)
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Jul 31, 2015 Melki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humorous-fiction

And one of those people is Nick Naylor, chief "smokesman" for the Academy of Tobacco Studies. Though in dark moments he might refer to himself as a washed-out, forty-year-old snake-oil vendor who on the Karma food chain is somewhere between a sea slug and eel shit, ole Nick enjoys his job "lying for a living," and making sure the public keeps on smoking. He's good at it. And it may just cost him his life.

Though this was not Buckley's firs
Joe Valdez
Jan 25, 2015 Joe Valdez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-general
Looking for a light read between my 2,400 page journey through post-apocalyptic America in Stephen King's The Stand and Robert McCammon's Swan Song, I picked up Christopher Buckley's 1994 political satire Thank You For Smoking, a title that appears on King's Reading List For Writers. The novel deals with the shameless exploits of a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, whose product was killing between 435,000 and 475,000 Americans per year (depending on whose expert was testifying), but the book i ...more
Dec 24, 2015 TheLongWait rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
Brilliant satire of the Tobacco industry. Nick Naylor comes off as an actual person throughout. Well written, incredible characters and funny as hell. Recommended to all who like a little bite to their humor.
Anne Zappa
Sep 12, 2014 Anne Zappa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is political satire at its best.
This book reminded me so much of George Carlin & Bill Hicks. Following is a profane thingy I wrote. Read at your own risk. Judge me all you want. I'm gross & wicked, so that's how it comes out.

A ciggies rant:

I envy that fucking Cuban Cigar. He's grubby, stout, unattractive, but that fucker gets to last. He gets circumcised before he's even lit into this world, before an affluent ruffian of a human takes the first drag. Ha, his life ain't perfect
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A political satire skewering the tobacco, alcohol and gun lobbyists, the media, and the politicians who all have a role in public policy regarding these “legal vices.”

Nick Naylor is the chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies, an organization funded entirely by the big tobacco producers. As such, he is frequently vilified, and the target of threats. His boss, BR, and his chief rival at the Academy, Jeanette (who happens to be the boss’s “main squeeze”) seem to be trying to angle him o
May 20, 2014 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When it comes to naming our best contemporary satirists, the default response usually (and accurately) settles on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. The Onion, too, and certainly anything Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It; In the Loop; Veep) creates. But I never hear Christopher Buckley's name mentioned, which is a shame. He's made a career out of skewering various American power structures – the stock market, the justice system, the State Department, etc. – and I'm glad that I finally got around ...more
Buckley has a very dry sense of humor. A good example is the name of the main character, Nick Naylor, a lobbyist for the tabacco industry. "Nick" for nicotine and "Naylor" for coffin nails. a euphemism for cigarettes. The other lobbyists featured in the book are for alcohol and guns (firearms). The three main lobbyists in the book are anti-ATF.

To me, Nick is a modern-day Scrooge. Not many people remember that at the end of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is said to keep Christmas better than anyone.
Jun 03, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saw the film in the theatre in the spring and really liked it a lot, so of course, I picked up the book. It was smartly written and had the same tone as the film, which is always great. The movie dealt more with Nick and his family, especially his son, while in the book, they where in it for like one, maybe two chapters, out of thirty. they hardly made a dent. He dealt more in the book with his job as a spokes person for a pro-tobacco company and his relationship in the MOD (Merchants of Death ...more
Katy Noyes
Aug 20, 2015 Katy Noyes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smokin'! One of the funniest books I've read in a long time.

I saw this on a library shelf and remembered how much I'd enjoyed the film a few years ago. The book is definitely worth reading too.

Very dark humour, it's the sort of funny that might make you spit out your tea. Who would have thought that lung cancer, gun death and fetal alcohol syndrome could be so hilarious...

Nick Naylor is Big Tobacco's spokesman - the man whose job it is to make them look good, to suck up criticism and spin it int
Mar 18, 2009 Natalie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Funny little biting political satire on the nonsense that goes on in Washington (and Hollywood, to a lesser extent); the money that changes hands, the souls that are sold, the amoral deals that are made, the shrieking hysterical harpies on each side of a divisive issue (smoking, in this case) that are convinced they just want what's best for the American public.

Carlos Reyes
Mar 04, 2016 Carlos Reyes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of those oddities, that ended on my list because I read about it on a forum about funny books. And I'm glad to have read it, because Nick Naylor the protagonist has so many traits that made me feel so empathic with his situation from the opening lines to the very ending.

I really liked the gags, the pace of the book, but the characters save for Nick are a little stale, I also love the 90's references when still had cigarettes advertising, who would have thought that 20+ years af
I may have made a mistake with this novel, because I actually saw the movie first, having forgotten that I had the book unread on my shelves. I suspect I might've given the book 4 stars instead of 3 if I'd come to it de novo, but surely such tragedies cannot rule our pitiable lives.

In any case, it is a funny, enjoyable book, if perhaps a little bit dated. Published in 1994, it is heavily reliant upon the 'anti-political correctness' humor trope that was ubiquitous at the time. That's not a fatal
Oct 05, 2009 Cassy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Indah Threez Lestari
275 - 2015

#Program BUBU

Pertama kali dibaca pada tanggal 3 September 2009.


Karena sudah nonton dan suka banget filmnya, maka waktu lihat novel ini terpajang di stand buku baru Gramedia langsung saja disambar. Meskipun begitu, ternyata nggak sempat terus bacanya, kalah sama buku-buku yang terbit belakangan (terutama manga yang terbit saban minggu). Setelah berbulan-bulan baru deh buku ini berhasil disingkirkan dari to-read list.

OK, jelas ada perbeda
Travis McClain
Jun 26, 2010 Travis McClain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As you may recall, one of my 2009 reading goals is to get to some of the books that have been the basis for some of my favorite films. Thank You for Smoking was adapted and directed by Jason Reitman in 2004, and quickly became one of my top twenty favorite films of all time thanks largely to the sardonic humor and Aaron Eckhart's irresistibly charming portrayal of lead character Nick Naylor. It's always difficult coming to a written work after seeing the film version of it, because of two things ...more
Sep 07, 2010 MacK rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, am-lit
As I continue my long strange voyage through Chris Buckley's assembled work, I was surprised at how underwhelmed I was by Thank You for Smoking. Perhaps it steams from the fact that I watched the Jason Reitman film first, or from the fact that I've become used to his more mature style. Whatever the case, while I read, and chuckled and enjoyed Thank You for Smoking this might well be the first Buckley book I feel no temptation to read again.

With a plot that scatters like buckshot and a main chara
Tristan Goding
Apr 11, 2016 Tristan Goding rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant book in many ways, but definitely not an easy read for those of us who are more liberal-minded and are sure that we've got everything all worked out in our heads. Life in not like a coin. It doesn't have two sides. This book is a disturbing reminder and a wake-up call. It's also a satire that is beyond brilliant. If you're easily offended, don't even bother. If you're open-minded, you've probably heard of or read this book already and know how masterful it is.
Nov 24, 2014 Tasula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious satire of lobbyists for tobacco, alcohol and firearms. Full of witticisms, some of which made me laugh out loud. The main character is 40 year old Nick, VP at the Academy of Tobacco Studies, who finds ways to fight anti-smoking groups so he can "pay the mortgage". I find Buckley's books very visual- as I read I can see how the scenes would play out on a movie screen as a dark comedy.
Jul 21, 2012 Aggy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
okay, i have to be honest here; i watch the movie first so the entire book is like an open spoiler to me. i know the storyline, i can imagine what Nick Naylor and other characters exactly looked like... and after reading the entire book; i like the movie more

i have to admit that it's hard to have a non-biased opinion towards the book. of course, the satirical way of portraying The Big Tobacco is hilarious, but i feel like the movie were exceeding the 'hilarious-form' while the book is 'just hila
Cherie  T
Aug 05, 2015 Cherie T rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I were someone who classifies books as "beach reads," this one would be first on my list. Smart, sharp, and so funny.
Jun 03, 2015 Ola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good writing, fun story. A light, relaxing book, perfect for summer holidays.
Jul 06, 2016 Kris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great satirical look at the tobacco industry. The humor is sly and subtle which is the best kind of satire. I needed some humor and this book provided a light touch, with great characters and a controversial topic to boot. I didn't see the movie so I had no pre-conceived notions heading into the story.

Nick Naylor is on the chopping block. He needs to come up with the next brilliant idea to get cigarettes back into the hands and lungs of the public. He has a shady boss who emerged from
Stewart Mitchell
Sep 05, 2015 Stewart Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever pick up a book at the Salvation Army because of a familiar title, or author, and think: "Might as well. Even if it's just alright, it's cheap."? My guess is probably. And those books are usually just that- a nice, cheap read. But sometimes you get lucky and find a gem like Thank You For Smoking among the dusty hardcovers on the thrift store shelf.

To be honest, I only decided to read this book because I wanted an excuse to go out and buy the movie. I never expected it to be anything great. B
Luke Docherty
Feb 29, 2016 Luke Docherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. As i was expecting it to be a comedy, at first, i was dismayed that the humour was more subtle than laugh out loud, however once i realised it was simply clever satire, i really let myself get into the book.

I really enjoyed almost everything. Despite the fact that many aspects were fairly easy to guess well in advance, i didn't find it to ruin the end of the book for me. The book was comedic and thrilling throughout. The characters were likeable and Nick especially w
May 08, 2016 Lumos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Интересный взгляд на курение. Начать курить эта книга меня не сподвигла, но общее впечатление на сие действо несомненно улучшилось. Впервые читаю книгу о пиаре. Сложно не позавидовать умению Ника, главного героя, манипулировать общественным мнением, простыми человеческими потребностями и желаниями. Хотелось бы еще почитать какие-нибудь книги в такой же тематике, с реально работающими примерами пиара, но из художественной литературы.
Apr 13, 2016 Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52in52-2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I never would have thought that I will find myself rooting for the guy trying to sell cigarettes to the world (in a time where everyone knew already its consequences), not even the tobacco lobbyists are the bad guys! Nick Naylor is a great anti-hero. He works his way through televised debates and conferences somehow making the people against smoking to appear to be the evil ones.

“Thank you for smoking” is an amazing satire that will keep you entertained from begin
Apr 11, 2012 Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, but too caustic. Everything was so sarcastic I had a hard time accepting even the truth in that book. It was full of irony-- I could just picture the author rubbing his hands together like a mad scientist going "You won't expect THIS, suckers!" The ending was cliche, but not, because it ended the way we all expect it to, but it still had that ironic ... taste. Not satisfying, but not bad either. Read for a good laugh.
Jamie Sigal
Jul 17, 2014 Jamie Sigal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really fun read if you enjoy sarcasm and dated 90's references. I happen to enjoy both of those things, so this was a very enjoyable book for me. This was actually my second reading - I first read back in those now-dated 90's and I remembered loving it enough that I knew I would never see the movie, and that opinion hold up. Nick Naylor is exactly who you want him to be - An arrogant, yuppie douche-bag whose moral compass is set to 'wrong', and while his character arc does shift quite a bit fr ...more
Yolanda Vera
Membaca buku ini membuat saya tiba-tiba menjadi aktivis anti-rokok garis keras. Buku ini menceritakan tentang Juru Bicara sebuah perusahaan rokok, bernama Nick Naylor. Alurnya yang cukup jelas mengantarkan kita tentang lika-liku seorang Amerika Sejati yang bebas, pekerja keras, dan cerdas. Jika anda seorang pecinta novel detektif anda akan menyukai cara-cara perseteruan baik verbal dan fisik yang disajikan. Sebagai media-darling, Nick Naylor sukses menggembosi lawan-lawannya dalam sejumlah talks ...more
one of the very few cases where the movie is actually better than the book. Considering that Jason Reitman was using large passages of dialogue verbatim from the book this is a pretty amazing task.

The story is following the exploits of Nick Naylor, spokesman for the Acadamy of tobacco studies, or in other words he is the mouth of big tobacco. Thios leads to the inevitable complications. The book is very enjoyable and extends on the very special assassination attempt on Nick, as well as describes
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Christopher Buckley graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976. He shipped out in the Merchant Marine and at age 24 became managing editor of Esquire magazine. At age 29, he became chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Since 1989 he has been founder and editor-in-chief of Forbes Life magazine.

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