The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Supreme Courtship - Christopher Buckley

The New York Times reports
A Texas Babe to Join the Brethren (Any Dissenting Opinions?)
By JANET MASLIN  Published: August 24, 2008
[Review begins] "Christopher Buckley's usual weapon of choice is a rapier, not a blunt instrument. But he usually writes satirically, while his new book is a broad farce. An anomalously funny thing happened to Mr. Buckley on his way to the "Supreme Courtship": nothing funny occurred to him. This is that rare occasion when Washington's wickedest wit takes aim at a humor-squelching comedic target."
It's a novel from the William F. Buckley clan that once sported a Texas sheriff in the clan.

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