Book Reviews of Florence of Arabia

Florence of Arabia
Florence of Arabia
Author: Christopher Buckley
ISBN-13: 9780812972269
ISBN-10: 0812972260
Publication Date: 9/13/2005
Pages: 272
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I have become a Christopher Buckley fan. Don't know how someone can take such a serious subject and make it so funny and yet poignant but he has accomplished this in Florence of Arabia.

Donna V.

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"Reviewer: Tomato Pie "tomatopie" (Yardley, PA USA) I sought this book because Buckley is my favorite author. I began with "Thank You For Smoking" and then read all of his works. Until this tome, only "Little Green Men" matched the superb wit and wordplay of TYFS.

This may be Buckley's best work yet. While I read it for the laughs, this novel is both informative and persuasive on the political circumstances of the middle east. Moreso than any editorial or talking head, this book demonstrates both the madness of the sheiks and playboy princes of the middle east, not to mention the mullahs, but also the futility of western intervention.

In the final analysis, this book may stand alongside Gulliver's Travels in the annals of great satire.

Brilliant, and I can't wait for Buckley's next work."
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Helpful Score: 1
Buckley is the master of sharp political satire and this latest installment does not disappoint.
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I really enjoyed Buckley's take on US foreign relations -- he's arch, funny, and the pacing is great --a good, fun, sarcastic read!
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This book is much more serious than Buckley's other novels. I kept expecting it to be funnier and lighter in context. However, as it is, it is a very compelling read. There is still plenty of Buckley wit, just sorrounded by a serious and sometimes frightening topic. Definitely worth a read!
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Hilarious satire!