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Christopher Buckley Summary

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Essays & Analysis (12)

1,045 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Sobran applauds Buckley's descriptive abilities in Steaming to Bamboola, but believes the book lacks Buckley's personal glimpses and cohesive plotting. Samuel Jo... Read more
805 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Foreman praises the unpredictability and the variety of subjects discussed in Wry Martinis. At the end of our phone call I asked the genial fellow who assigns book reviews for... Read more
930 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Levi argues that the humor and satire in Little Green Men is too reserved and tame. Back in the late 1970s, while a massive truckers' strike was choking the motor-ways ... Read more
667 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Charles offers a positive assessment of Little Green Men, calling the work “a prankster's greatest fantasy.” The key to an April Fools' Day prank i... Read more
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In the following review, Stuttaford examines the political satire and humorous situations in Little Green Men. Space aliens are a nasty, bug-eyed lot, always plotting to subjugate the galaxy and firin... Read more
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In the following review, Heilbrunn offers a positive assessment of No Way to Treat a First Lady, calling the novel a “heroic and pioneering effort.” Christopher Buckley is, to borrow Maj... Read more
912 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Janos praises Buckley's insider knowledge and comic perceptions in The White House Mess. In the dark years of the late 1960s, when Vietnam, civil rights protests and a ... Read more
702 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Wolcott expresses his disappointment with The White House Mess, arguing that the novel lacks the acerbic wit necessary for successful satire. Christopher Buckley's The ... Read more
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In the following excerpt, Edwards offers a negative assessment of The White House Mess, contending that Buckley's satire is bland and imbecilic. It may seem some distance from a ludlum to a pol... Read more
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In the following review, Simonds praises Buckley for maintaining the balance between satire and insight in The White House Mess. Once in too great a while comes along a book that does in, for good, a ... Read more
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In the following interview, Buckley discusses his writing career, his body of work, and his future projects. Christopher Buckley has just returned from a two-week sailing voyage across the Atlantic&#x... Read more
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In the following review, Miner commends Buckley's suspenseful narration in Wet Work, finding it well written, unnerving, and humorous. Each time some poor kid croaks on coke, there's a t... Read more
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