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They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

A Novel

Buckley, Christopher

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
They Eat Puppies, Don't They?
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Starting a rumor about an assassination plot targeting the Dalai Lama as part of an effort to gain support for a secret weapons system, Bird McIntyre and Angel Templeton provoke Washington crises that bring the United States and China to the brink of war.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0446540978
9780446540971
Characteristics: viii, 335 p. ;,24 cm

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Bird McIntyre, a Washington lobbyist and novelist manque with a few really bad thrillers in his closet, and neo-con Wonkette Angel Templeton want to make sure that Congress approves a top-secret weapons system. So they start a rumor that the Chinese secret service wants to assassinate the Dalai L... Read More »


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Jul 17, 2012
  • rhlarkin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Buckley grew up amid the wilds of Foggy Bottom and knows D.C. loonies the same way Carl Hiaasen knows crazy Floridians, but if you've read his other novels, you'll find the situations and characters predictable. A fun ride, just not his best.

May 30, 2012
  • dcafk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This novel is a satire in which an Ann Coulter like figure and a lobbyist for a warplane manufacturer try to manipulate events so that congress will authorize the purchase of very large, hugely expensive airplanes. Along the way, some real life personages come into the story. Think Henry Kissinger. Buckley is a master of the genre and this book is very, very funny.

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