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?