The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley

Summary: A relic hunter is forced into a quest for the “˜true shroud’. Christopher Buckley has a history of writing smart comic novels, usually about political subjects. But his last couple novels have fallen a bit flat. However, I still picked up The Relic Master when I saw it on sale at a BOGO sale at … Read more

God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth by Christopher Buckley and John Tierney

Takeaway: If you don’t know what good satire is all about, you have not read anything by Christopher Buckley. Purchase Links: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook I hate abridged audiobooks.  You never know what you really are missing, you just know something is missing.  Is it a good part, a lousy part.  Is it five minutes … Read more

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

I am a big fan of Christopher Buckley’s fiction (I have not read any of his non-fiction yet.)  No one writes better political satire than Buckley.  So far I have read Supreme Courtship (about the nomination of a TV judge to the Supreme Court) and No Way To Treat a First Lady (about a former … Read more

Bellwether: A Novel by Connie Willis

Summary: A satirically comic novel about scientists trying to understand the world around them. I needed something different to read, an audiobook novel, preferably a funny one. I looked around in the Audible Plus Catalog (audiobooks free to members) and picked Bellwether mostly because I enjoyed the humor of the two previous novels I had … Read more

Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Reposting this 2012 review because the audiobook is Audible’s Deal of the day today and on sale for $2.95. Summary: Comedy about an alien race that contacts a Hollywood agent about introducing them to the planet earth. This was a book I picked up on a whim. I was a bit burned out on my … Read more