Little Green Men / Edition 1

Little Green Men / Edition 1

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by Christopher Buckley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0060955570

ISBN-13: 2900060955570

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The strange land of Washington, D.C., is teeming with aliens, politicians, and other bizarre life-forms. Beltway insider and stuffy talk show host John Oliver Banion finds his privileged life turned topsy-turvy when he is abducted by aliens from his exclusive country-club golf course. When he is abducted a second time, he believes he has found his true calling

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The strange land of Washington, D.C., is teeming with aliens, politicians, and other bizarre life-forms. Beltway insider and stuffy talk show host John Oliver Banion finds his privileged life turned topsy-turvy when he is abducted by aliens from his exclusive country-club golf course. When he is abducted a second time, he believes he has found his true calling and, in the most pasionate crusade of his life, demands that Congress and the White House seriously investigate the existence of extraterrestrials and UFOs. Friends and family, meanwhile, urge Banion to seek therapy before his reputation is ruined for good.

A comic tour de force from "one of the best and surest political humorists in America" (Los Angeles Times Book Review), Little Green Men is an uproacious comedy of manners that proves once and for all that the truth is out there. Way out there.

Author Biography:

Christopher Buckley is a novelist and editor of Forbes FYI magazine. His books include Thank You for Smoking, Wry Martins, andGod Is My Broker. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060955570
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST PERENN
Pages:
320

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Little Green Men 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
buddyboym More than 1 year ago
while i thought his father to be obnoxiously pretentious and self-possessed and his mother elitist and highly influenced by appearances, i commend them both for having raised a son who is not only brilliant, but also earthy and both weary and leery of the presumptions of his parents and their washingtonian hoi polloi and antics. he has that very irritating segment of our society down pat (no pun intended), and makes the most of it. if i could invite three people to dinner, he would be at the top of my list. he's an absolute joy, as are his books, and i seldom laugh as hard when reading as i do when reading the great Mr. Buckley.
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Drawkcab More than 1 year ago
Quite clever and funny. If only his father had been that funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny great story i recomend to any one who wants to laugh
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I tend to be very visual when I read. I like to cast the actors in 'the movie going on in my mind' when I'm reading. It didn't take me long to cast Kelsey Grammer in the role of John O Bannion. This guy has 'Dr. Frasier Crane' written all over him! This book is riddled with lunatic characters and situations that could be real. I wouldn't want someone who's bent on conspiracy theories reading this one. They might think it's non-fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let's just say that I laughed so hard reading it in the airport that people thought I was crazy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Undoubtedly the funniest book I have read. Great characters, twisted plot, side splittingly funny at times. I highly recommend it if you want a light book that makes you laugh and smile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and it really is funny as hell even though a little disturbing. Great writing and excellent humor make this one you will read fairly fast. Not as serious or detailed as Steiger's 'Alien Rapture' (a thriller) but I highly recommend it.