07 May '12, 5am

[Book Review] Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

[Book Review] Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

Boomsday is a 2007 novel by Christopher Buckley , which is a political satire about the rivalry between squandering Baby Boomers and younger generations of Americans who do not want to pay high taxes for their elders’ retirement. The author of the book is the same guy who wrote the sharp, witty Thank You For Smoking which satires the tabacco industry and their lobbyists. The book was adapted into a movie in 2005. This was what drawn me to Boomsday; I had enjoyed the movie adaption of Thank You for Smoking immensely and was looking for the same brand of acid humour on American society and politics. Boomsday is referred in the book as the day that a majority of the Baby Boomers would begin retiring, thrusting the United States into economic trouble and the raising of taxes to compensate for Social Security. Plot synopsis (via wikipeda ): Cassandra Devine, “a morally superior...

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