Magazine article The Spectator

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Magazine article The Spectator

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1999 was the year of the novel for me. I haven't read fiction in years, not since Salman Rushdie and his ilk became popular. But the Buckleys, father and son, changed all that. William Buckley's The Red Hunter (Little, Brown, $25) is prodigious Bill's best novel by far. It is fact-andfiction at its best, and Buckley sure knows his facts, having written a book on Senator Joe McCarthy long ago. Christopher Buckley's Little Green Men (Random House, $24.95, coming in March from Allison & Busby, f9.99) had me laughing out loud, a rarity in the age of Clinton. It's all about a Washington talk-show host abducted by aliens. Chris Buckley is America's top humorist, along with his friend P. J. O'Rourke, whose Eat the Rich (Picador, 16.99, f 6.99) is a hilarious way to learn about economics.

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