Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book Review: They Eat Puppies, Don't They

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Twelve; First Edition edition (May 8, 2012)

In They Eat Puppies, Don't They? Christopher Buckley makes us laugh until our stomach hurts. That's what we come to expect from what Fortune calls "the quintessential political novelist of our time."

Nothing is left untouched.  Not the Dalai Lama, Chris Matthews, Defense contractors, lobbyists, activists, neocons, liberals, Civil War reenactors, and even Henry Kissinger!

Lobbyist "Bird McIntyre teams up with Angel Templeton to turn the American public against China so that they can gain approval for a weapons system.  When Bird fails to get this done, he spreads a rumor about China wanting to assassinate the Dalai Lama.  You can just imagine the laughs that start coming at this point.

These are very serious subjects to tackle but Buckley is at his best in doing so.  He makes it very easy to satirize.

You want to laugh?  You won't regret this book.

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