I had never read anything by Gore Vidal
But I just finished reading this:
and it was fucking awesome, and now I'm reading his 7-book Narratives of Empire series.
After William F. Buckley died, Gore Vidal said the following awesome thing: "I [think] hell is bound to be a livlier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred"! BAM!