Wolff, author of a spate of books skewering the dysfunctional Trump presidency, returns to his investigation of the Murdochs with a fast-paced, gossip-filled recounting of family drama rivalling Succession in intrigue and bitter strife and the travails and scandals that have roiled Fox News. . . . Wolff is merciless.
An entertaining read. Wolff is interested in power and personalities, and in The Fall he offers countless lacerating portraits.
Amusingly vicious and very well-timed... In Wolff's telling, Murdoch is a sort of hapless Frankenstein, abominating the monster he set loose on the world but unsure how to fight him.
A Wolff book never fails to be delicious, as well as sweepingly insightful, on the turmoil behind various thrones but he has a Murdochian instinct: when in doubt, go for the jugular.
If it's true that Succession is based on the Murdoch family civil war, this astonishing exposé of life in King Rupert's court proves that truth remains stranger than fiction