August 2, 2012

They Eat Puppies, Don't They? **

** They Eat Puppies, Don't They?, Christopher Buckley, 2012

I went to see Buckley at a signing sponsored by the LBJ Library and the Texas Book Festival. He was clever and articulate, as always. Despite my recent change of heart regarding Buckley, I picked up a copy for signing to pass on to the one who turned me on to Buckley. But I read it first. ;-)

It's classic Buckley, timely, funny, sarcastic, and superficial. It's the last one that has caused me to go off my feed when it comes to Buckley novels. If you haven't read any Buckley, you should definitely give him a shot. At least two or three.


Mark Spyrison said...

Is this the William F. Buckley Jr.'s son Buckley? Five are listed on wikipedia. I eliminated the football player and Augustine.

Brad Whittington said...

Here's a tip for getting that information. Having arrived at the list of Buckleys in wikipedia, the next step is to click on the one that says (novelist) after the name and read the first paragraph.