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Author: Christopher Buckley
BOOMSDAY'S heroine is Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites massive political turmoil when, outraged over mounting Social Security debt, she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75.Her modest proposal catches fire with millions of her outraged peers ("Generation Wh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446697972
ISBN-10: 0446697974
Publication Date: 5/16/2008
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Twelve
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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!
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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.