Satire

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“[an] exceptional novel.”

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"Combining satire, magical realism, and Salman Rushdie’s signature vibrant prose, Quichotte has twists and turns that linger long after the final page."

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“Coe is a veteran who knows how to keep the action moving.”

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The Substitution Order is a good legal thriller with enjoyable characters and a dilly of a situation faced by the main character.

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“In reading The Glitch, it becomes imperative to find out what the main character is going to say or do next.

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“Too Fat to Go to the Moon mainly distinguishes itself by its lack of charm, insight, plot, humanity, or willingness to engage on any real intellectual level.

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“Braithwaite has the ability to interject the unexpected and interpolate the tension.”

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Jeeves and the King of Clubs is an experience not to be missed, a rollicking satire of stiff upper lips and gentlemanly capers in which even the title is a play on words.”

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Freiman is nothing if not an ambitious writer, unafraid to make vicious fun of those who take themselves far too seriously.

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“Keith Gessen has written a highly engaging, thoughtful, sharply observed story of modern-day Russia and a delightfully flawed hero.”

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In these days of nasty name-calling passing as humor there is thankfully one true practitioner of the literary art of satire still standing, and Christopher Buckley’s second historical novel proves

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“witty, satirical, and hilarious with a delicious quiver of crime noir hovering over all”

A pretty girl, a bartender, and a deadly snake meet up in a bar . . .

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“Absurdly compelling, packing a double barrel blast . . .”

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“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”

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“Jere Krakoff, a lawyer, proffers a delightful satire with biting comedy and colorful characters.”

Judge Steifel frowned as he looked disdainfully at the jurors.

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“I don’t need to jump off cliffs into oceans to die, because every day there is a little death waiting for me. All I have to do is wake up and walk out the front door.”

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Michael Tolkin is a great writer, and his grasp of satire is excellent. He is known for The Player and his scathing send ups of Hollywood culture.

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A curious word comes to mind in describing Margaret Atwood’s new novel Hag-Seed.

That word is effective.

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Yuge!, Garry Trudeau’s new compilation of strips from the juggernaut that is Doonesbury, is ideal for those who feel that they have not, over the past few months, gotten their fil

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Break in Case of Emergency reads like a novelization of a movie that hasn’t been made yet, but is that a bad thing?

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Were you planning to place a loved one in a retirement home sometime soon?

Don’t do it. Send them to prison instead!

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“rollicking good ride.”

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If readers ever wished Mike Rowe would create a comic out of Dirty Jobs then this is the book for them. In fact, the cover character of JB rather looks like Mike Rowe.

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“a warm and slyly funny look at small towns and romance . . .”

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