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Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
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Oct 31, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: read-with-craig
Read in April, 2008

Craig and I read this vastly entertaining book aloud to each other on a road trip, and we both enjoyed the hell out of it. We especially liked trying to guess the real-life counterparts to the characters and organizations described in the book. (My personal favorite: calling the "Washington Times" newspaper the "Washington Moon"--an allusion to founder Sun Myung Moon.) Nick Naylor is a likeable protagonist, and the kidnapping scene with the nicotine patches was genuinely disturbing. Christopher Buckley has such a keen eye for the peculiarities and absurdities of Washington; his work is meant to be satiric but is now and then just about believable. Another brief movie note--I also enjoyed the movie but found it very different from the book.

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