Review: POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION by Gore Vidal

The Great Gadfly

by Louis Bayard for The Washington Post Book World (Dec. 22, 2006)

“When I was growing up in Washington, WDCA-TV ran a weekly horror-flick showcase called “Creature Feature,” hosted by Count Gore de Vol. The count was suave, fond of cheesy movies and inclined to plant his teeth in the nearest neck. In all these respects, he was the double of Gore Vidal, whose vampiric sang-froid has seen him through a long and bustling career of pamphleteerism and historical revisionism — with plays, novels and screenplays thrown in for ballast. And if Vidal isn’t technically speaking undead, there has always been something about his tireless stream of prose that seems unruffled by mortality.”

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