Little Green Men Paperback
Washington TV host John O. Banion is arguably the most powerful man in Washington.
He has it all: wealth, political influence, and the power to mock the president on live television.
But his privileged life is thrown into upheaval when he is abducted by aliens - twice.
Little does he know it was the work of a top secret government agency which aims to increase extraterrestrial belief through cattle mutilations, abductions and 'probing'. As Banion disregards his credibility and throws all his energy into becoming the impassioned leader of American alien abductees, the government becomes increasingly threatened, and strange events begin to unfold in Buckley's hilarious satirical novel on Washington politics.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 14/02/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749005054
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Review by AHS-Wolfy
John Banion is probably the most politically influential man on US TV. One wrong word from him on his weekly show or his syndicated column in the Post could see a career go up in flames and even the President must pander to his wishes especially with an election looming. So when a disgruntled employee of the uber-secret Government department known as Majestic-12 selects him to be the next alien abductee a lot of events spiral out of control.The author uses this story to poke fun at just about anyone and everyone that's involved. From the UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy nuts to the President himself and the media circus that surrounds the goings on in Washington. There are some definitely laugh out loud moments along the way but I was left with the feeling that there should have been more to it than there actually was. It's certainly not put me off reading more from Mr. Buckley and I will at some point read more of his work.
Review by amelish
Funny book...maybe it helps to be a Washington insider? Maybe not. I enjoy books that unsentimentally make fun of people.