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Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
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Feb 05, 2009

Sometimes, the real-life actions of politicians and celebrities are so absurd it seems that satirists like Christopher Buckley must struggle to stay one step ahead of the headlines. In Buckley's newest novel, Hollywood and Washington overlap (reminding some reviewers of Senator Fred Thompson's White House bid and television career), and the vote of a single Supreme Court justice decides a presidential election (drawing inevitable comparisons to Bush v. Gore). The novel pleased most critics, who found Buckley in top form. A few, however, were disappointed in what they felt to be one-dimensional, lampooned characters and a complete lack of subtlety. Still, even if the novel's broad humor is not everyone's cup of tea, there's plenty to laugh at in Supreme Courtship.

This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.


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