Christopher Buckley Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Adams, Phoebe-Lou. Review of Steaming to Bamboola, by Christopher Buckley. Atlantic Monthly 249, no. 5 (May 1982): 106.

Adams assesses the strengths of Steaming to Bamboola.

Aeppel, Timothy. “Tripping on a Tramp Steamer.” Christian Science Monitor (7 July 1982): 17.

Aeppel commends Buckley's descriptive passages in Steaming to Bamboola.

Blood, Amos. Review of Thank You for Smoking, by Christopher Buckley. American Spectator 27, no. 10 (October 1994): 77-8.

Blood applauds Thank You for Smoking, calling the novel a credible satire of the American government and political hypocrisy.

Campbell, Don G. Review of Wet Work, by Christopher Buckley. Los Angeles Times Book Review (24 February 1991): 6.

Campbell praises the characterization in Wet Work.

Hiaasen, Carl. “Front Man for the Tobacco Lobby.” Business and Society Review, no. 90 (summer 1994): 63-4.

Hiaasen lauds Buckley's balance of irony, comedy, and realism in Thank You for Smoking.

Maslin, Janet. “Two Books Looking for Laughs.” New York Times Book Review (14 October 2002): E1.

Maslin lauds the “clever, gleeful” satire in No Way to Treat a First Lady, praising the comic wit, fast pace, and skillful lampooning of the American judicial system and the media.

McElwaine, Sandra. “Dry—With a Twist.” Washington Monthly 29, no. 6 (June 1997): 52-3.

McElwaine highlights passages from Wry Martinis.

Meacham, Jon. “Capital Follies.” Washington Monthly 31, no. 3 (March 1999): 55.

Meacham commends Buckley's satirical skills and creative storytelling in Little Green Men.

Murray, Alan. Review of Thank You for Smoking, by Christopher Buckley. Washington Monthly 27, no. 6 (June 1994): 58-9.

Murray praises the satirical elements of Thank You for Smoking, noting the importance of the novel's underlying message of reform.

Norman, Geoffrey. Review of Steaming to Bamboola, by Christopher Buckley. American Spectator 15, no. 7 (July 1982): 32-3.

Norman gives high accolades to Steaming to Bamboola, complimenting Buckley's descriptive and characterization abilities.

Pitt, David. “Plucked in Space.” Skeptic 7, no. 3 (summer 1999): 92.

Pitt examines the various characters in Little Green Men, noting that the novel is expertly crafted, witty, and provocative.

Remnick, David. “Potomac Pulp.” New Republic 195, no. 3743 (13 October 1986): 42.

Remnick contends that Buckley's political lampooning is too polite in The White House Mess.

Rubin, Martin. “The Strange Life Forms of the Planet Washington.” Insight on the News 15, no. 18 (17 May 1999): 36.

Rubin applauds Buckley's satirical skill in Little Green Men, highlighting Buckley's characterization and eye for details.

Additional coverage of Buckley's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 139, and Literature Resource Center.