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Author: Christopher Buckley
If you've never read Christopher Buckley's fiction before, Boomsday is the perfect introduction to the author Tom Wolfe calls "one of the funniest writers in the English language." — And if you have read Christopher Buckley, prepare yourself for his most outrageous Washington comedy since his acclaimed bestsellers Thank You For Smoking and No Way...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446579810
ISBN-10: 0446579815
Publication Date: 4/2/2007
Pages: 318
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Twelve
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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bythebook avatar reviewed Boomsday on
Helpful Score: 3
I stuck with this book to the end. Not sure I should have. I was intrigued by the idea of the plot, but I didn't care for the writing. I know the book was supposed to be humorous, but I didn't find one single character that I really liked. There was almost as much foul language as a Stephen King book. totally unnecessary. On the positive side, all the loose ends were pretty well tied up.
sevenspiders avatar reviewed Boomsday on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The greatest difficulty in writing good comedy is the successful combination of the absurd and the believable, and Buckley does so superbly. His havoc-ridden alternate present is peopled with characters that are zany but never annoying and situations that are outlandish without being unrecognizable.

Buckley's story of a disgruntled young blogger fighting (or adding to?)the madness of an America taxed to its eyeballs to keep a generation of retired babyboomers in professional golf equipment and mauseoleums that rival the Pyramids is one of the best comic novels I've ever read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Typican Buckley brilliance. America's foremost political and social satirist has done it again. As good, if not better, than the classics that came before it.
drnikki avatar reviewed Boomsday on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you liked "Thank You For Smoking", you'll love the wit and humor of this little literary treat from Christopher Buckley. His characters are delightful and richly drawn, and you'll likely find yourself laughing aloud at their antics. Definitely a recommended read!
Jerseygirl-exit30 avatar reviewed Boomsday on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious, I laughed out loud while listening to the audio book in my car.
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crytal avatar reviewed Boomsday on + 155 more book reviews
I have to admit that I picked this book for my book club choice of the month based mostly on the cover. I also figured that the plot would prove very discussable, which it was. At first I figured that the book would be too far off reality to be plausable, but the topic was presented in such a way that maybe there are some politicians should put it on their docket... Only kidding. This was a very enjoyable book and I may be interested in reading his others.
rmadland avatar reviewed Boomsday on + 67 more book reviews
Christopher Buckley does it again. I'm not one that really gets into politics, but if they were any thing like the way Buckley portrays it, I might be.

I really loved the interaction of the characters and the dialogue, as the funnier moments were perfectly timed. My favorite character was Cass Devine, whom just happens to be the main character. She's smart, funny, a wiseass, and gets the job done.

I don't want to reveal too much, but I do highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, humorous read.
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Funny, funny book! A wonderfully cynical (or is it real) insight into the workings of Washington DC.
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While not his best, a good read that will make you chuckle at times. If you work for the government or ever worked on a political campaign, you will enjoy this even more.
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Very different type of story.


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