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.
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.
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.
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!
Hilarious, I laughed out loud while listening to the audio book in my car.