Sunday, April 22, 2007

More on Boomsday

I finally found time to read Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley (see my March 24 post), and I loved it! Buckley's tale of Cassandra Devine's "Voluntary Transitioning" proposal to reform Social Security and the resulting uproar gives the author a chance to reveal the hypocrisy in our political system, big business, advertising, the media, church leaders (both Protestant and Catholic), and just about every other aspect of our society. This book isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy fiction, understand satire (ala Swift's "A Modest Proposal," etc.), like to think, and can laugh at our foibles, this book is for you. Christopher Buckley is also the author of "Thank You for Smoking," "No Way to Treat a First Lady," and many other books as well.

Copyright 2007 by Marlys Marshall Styne

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