Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Florence of Arabia

By Christopher Buckley

Quickie recap: Florence witnesses a grave injustice and resolves to do what she can to fight for female equality in the middle east. But where the US government is involved, things tend to turn to shit.

Quickie review: Political satire! Oh my! A couple of chapters in, I recognized a name and realized I was reading the same author of Thank You For Smoking, another biting piece of work worthy of your eyes. This book can't help but be funny at times, but is also scathing and surprisingly sensitive, and above all - merciless.

Quickie recommendation: I frankly don't know how you could go wrong.


Eclecta said...

So glad you liked this one, Jay!!! I thought it was wonderful too. :)

Jay said...

Silly me, I didn't even realize it was the same guy as Thank You For Smoking.

It takes a special hand to do the satire bit.