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"A wild romp of silliness and irreverence that's sure to please political junkies." (Booklist)
"This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard." (The New York Times)
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
I love Buckley's novels because they are entirely unique, extremely witty and always keep me up late finishing them. It may be true that the novels rarely end as cleverly as they begin, but the ride is well worth it!
This book was a great recommendation that I got from a friend. I asked for a fiction novel, preferably a comedy, that required a little bit of thinking to enjoy. And that is exactly what I got. I was a little skeptical about the novel when I was informed that this story along with most books by Christopher Buckley had political tones to it. I decided to give it a try because I had enjoyed the movie Thank You for Smoking, which was based on a book by this same author. I thought this was a great book and a quick listen. I very rarely, if never, found a section of the book where I was bored or wondering why the author included such laborious details. All of the information that was included in this novel was included for a specific reason and was done so in a very clever way. Finally, I want to say that I enjoyed this book because I was kept guessing as to what the outcome would be until the very end. I think that I will try some of his other novels as well.
The Sisters Review
I bought this book based on the reviews saying how funny the text. I found the book intriguing, humorous and very very well written.
Although I liked the plot of a philandering dead president at the hands of a first lady who often threw objects at her husband. Not at one point did I laugh out loud hysterically.
Now my boyfriend entered the room and listened to a few minutes and he couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't hear the book he was laughing so loud and frequently. Very annoying.
The humor reminds me of Carry On Jeeves and The hitchhiker's Guide series. Mush more modern and entertaining.
I gave it 5 stars because it is so well written and I will probably read another from the author.
Had a good time with this audiobook , I definitively recommend it. In addition to that Grover Gardnes does a great job with that wonderful voice of his.
Very well written. Buckley managed to keep me in stitches throughout the entire story. I will be sure to read and/or listen to more of his novels. The narrator did an excellent job as well.
trying to see the world with my ears
This is one of the most humorous contemporary books I’ve listened to. I imagine that it would be even more enjoyable if you like trial novels (which I usually do not). The satire holds up throughout the novel, and Grover Gardiner is a great narrator – He pulled off the reading without “going over the top” which I find often happens in audio versions of satire.
The reader's voice was perfect for the deadpan humor, and the cute story kept me smiling during my commute.
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