Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Supreme Courtship

Senator Mitchell’s Judiciary Committee staff investigators were known on Capitol Hill as the Wraith Riders, after the relentless, spectral, horse-mounted pursuers of hobbits in The Lord of the Rings. It was said in hushed tones on Capitol Hill that the Wraith Riders could find something on anyone: could make it look like Mother Teresa had run a whorehouse in Calcutta; that St. Thomas More had been having it off with Catherine of Aragon; or that Dr. Albert Schweitzer had conducted ghastly live medical experiments on helpless, unanesthetized African children on behalf of Belgian drug companies.

-- Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley.

Satire is probably the most difficult form fiction can take. No one does it better than Christopher Buckley, and this book is no exception.  Pepper Cartwright -- a sexy, Texan version of Judge Judy -- gets nominated to the US Supreme Court. Hilarity ensues. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Great teaser. I love that writing style. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, mine is here.

  2. This is a hilarious book. I especially like the chair of the judiciary committee which is so clearly then-Senator Joe Biden.

  3. Julie: He is very clever. I really like his boks. Thanks for sharing your link.

    Thomas: Joe Biden! Duh! That really is perfect!

  4. I just about devoured Buckley's book. It was hilarious!

  5. That sounds great! I love satire. I'm reading about the Supreme Court too...but nonfiction and not much satire going on. At least not yet.

    I'm running late today. Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays_21.html


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