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"This clever, gleeful satire...sets a high comic standard." (The New York Times)
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By M. S. Cohen on 08-15-05
Buckley has no endgame
This was the first Buckley novel I have listened to, but since then have listened to two others. Each one starts off with a great premise and loads of roman a clef characters, countries, etc.
But this one, like the other two, peters out at the end.
The author knows how to set up the situation, but once having written himself into a corner, doesn't know how to get out.
It's as if he suddenly realized that the manuscript is due and so he ends if without any of the cleverness and care taken in the beginning of the book.
But as pure ear-candy, it's not that bad. And the narrator of this book is quite good.
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