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Supreme Courtship (2008)

by Christopher Buckley(Favorite Author)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 3
0446579823 (ISBN13: 9780446579827)
review 1: Buckley writes comfortable, wacky but inoffensive political satires featuring an audacious premise that threatens to erupt our political system like a volcano, but eventually congeals into mild, day-old chili. In "Boomsday", the premise was to bail out social security and medicare by incentivizing old people to kill themselves. But that crazy law was eventually struck down, and we all slowly settled back into the status quo. Here, the premise is that people are so fed up with the polarizing, politicized Supreme Court, that the president appoints a no-nonsense female TV judge (think Judy) to boost his popularity. Another intriguing, zany premise, but it never really goes anywhere. Judge Pepper Cartwright is too much of a caricature to take seriously, but not interestin... moreg enough to work as comic relief either. And the parallel plot, in which a senator becomes a president on TV to improve his chances to get elected in real life, has enough verisimilitude to take seriously, but isn't particularly interesting either. I think this book worked better when it was first published in 2008, a few years after GWB's botched attempt to put Harriet Myers on the Court.
review 2: This is the first book I have read by this author. It was a funny,entertaining easy read. The author gave information about his characters in detail making me feel as I knew them as real people. His descriptions of scenes were vivd and added to the comedy of the story. The only negative I can say is that the story was predictable. My favorite genre is suspense/mystery,I am always disappointed when I figure out the rest of the story before I get to the end of the book,as I did with this one. Having said that, I will read more books by C Buckley. less
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Very funny book. Covers the legal side mildly but is more about the character relationships.
As usual Christopher Buckley provides a hilarious read.
quick easy read but only so-so for entertainment.
Excellent SCOTUS fiction!
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