Christopher Buckley | Criticism

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SOURCE: Charles, Ron. “We Are Not Alone—But We Are Very Funny.” Christian Science Monitor (1 April 1999): 16.

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 is plausibility. Tricksters crave that perfect blending of the ordinary and the ludicrous that can spin victims into a moment of comic panic.

Years ago, a friend of mine and I taught at a conservative private college in the Midwest. One semester, he hung a series of his quiet, muted paintings of the Maine coast in the school lobby. My stage was set. Using office stationary. I wrote him a letter—from the chairman of the college—complaining about the shockingly pornographic nature of his paintings. I concluded gravely, “The trustees will be meeting soon to discuss your employment status.”

Kids: Don't try this...

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