November 19, 2004

Yet More Gratuitous Book Blegging


No Way To Treat A First Lady, by Christopher Buckley.

I just read where Buckley won this year's Thurber Prize for this book. All the reviews I've seen rave and rave about it.

I've read Thank You For Smoking, which is hilarious, as well as Little Green Men, The White House Mess and his collection of articles entitled Wry Martinis. I understand he just released another book entitled Florence of Arabia, although I don't know anything about it.

Buckley's a very interesting author. He's a naturally wicked satirist, but is far subtler in his approach than, say, Wolfe. To bend a metaphor from Douglas Adams, Buckley is like a battle-axe of such exquisite balance and razor sharpness that you don't notice your head's been taken off until you try to put on your hat. From what I gather, this book represents one of his best swings.

Posted by Robert at November 19, 2004 03:20 PM | TrackBack

Don't miss also God Is My Broker.
FLorence is in my Christmas list.

Posted by: Fausta at November 20, 2004 12:59 PM
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