Friday, December 11, 2009

Supreme Courtship - Book Review & Giveaway


About The Book:

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her -- Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation's most popular reality show, Courtroom Six.

Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman.


Soon, Pepper finds herself in the middle of a constitutional crisis, a presidential reelection campaign that the president is determined to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule
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About The Author:

Buckley is the author of eleven books, many of them national bestsellers, including Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, No Way To Treat A First Lady, and Florence of Arabia. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages, including Russian and Korean. 



My Review:

The first thing that I have to say is I have never read any of Christopher Buckley's other work, so I have nothing else to compare his writing to. However, I did feel that this was a pretty good read. Easy to read and it did not take long either. This is a great political satire that also takes aim at reality television.  There is funny moments, tense moments, serious moments and quirkyness all rolled into one book! Great job Mr. Buckley.


I would highly recommend this book to all readers that enjoy novels, especial ones that use politics as part of the plot. If you have a Christopher Buckley fan on your gift list, I would highly recommend this book!

BUY IT: Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley can be purchased from Amazon.com and Amazon.ca


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****Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review****






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5 comments:

  1. Abraham Lincoln has always been my favourite president. I honestly don't know why but I've read books about him and for some reason he's always fascinated me.

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  3. Washington has always interested me. Why do we "like" Presidents in the distant past more than the more current ones?

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