Saturday, October 31, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday: Supreme Courtship by Christopher Bucckley

That's A Novel Idea has started a new MEME called Show Me Five Saturday. This meme will give each blogger an opportunity to give a brief description of a book they have read or reviewed during the week. It will work like this: Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. Book you read and/or reviewed this week

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

2. Words that describe the book

Comedy, Washington, D.C. shenanigans

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met:

Supreme Court, President Vanderdamp: current president who would really rather be bowling than running the country. When the supreme court rejects two of his nominees for the supreme court vacancy, he proposes Pepper Cartwright. Pepper Cartwright: no nonsense tv judge from Texas who manages to get past the judicial selection committee with her own brand of down home logic and forthright sassiness. Just loved her character!

4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

The absolute sheer fun of this book's plot with writing that kept me snickering and chuckling from the very beginning. The rapier- sharp, witty dialogue from characters I could picture so easily. Senator Dexter Mitchell; a pompous windbag with real life presidential aspirations who gives up his chairmanship of the senate judicial committee to portray President Lovestorm on TV. When the show's ratings soar, Dexter then decides to actually run for president and sets off a whole chain reaction that would shake up not only his wife but Washington in a big way. Inner workings of supreme court selection process and voting on issues. There was nothing about this book I disliked.

5. Stars or less for your rating?



  1. Wow! Sounds like a fun read. I've seen the cover on several blogs but didn't pay much attention until now.

  2. I really want to read this book now!

  3. This sounds like kind of a fun book! It sounds like you could play "guess who this is based on" with the characters perhaps!

    And thanks for introducing me to this meme! It is a great way to talk about a book without having to write too much! I need that as I'm terribly far behind in my reviews. I participated this week along with you.

  4. Now this one sounds like a hoot!! How did I miss your review earlier this week???

  5. This is such a great meme, one of my favorites! I didn't pay much attention to this book before either but after reading your comments I'm going to be checking it out now! Thanks Kaye!

  6. I don't think this is a book I would normally pick up, so I really enjoyed reading this post.

  7. I had to come see what book your teaser was all about. I really like the sounds of this one. Thanks for recommending.


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