November

November David Mamet s new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander in chief It s November in a Presidential election year and incumbent Charles Smith s chances for r

  • Title: November
  • Author: David Mamet
  • ISBN: 9780307388803
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Mamet s new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander in chief It s November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith s chances for reelection are looking grim Approval ratings are down, his money s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has bDavid Mamet s new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander in chief It s November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith s chances for reelection are looking grim Approval ratings are down, his money s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post White House life, Chuck isn t ready to give up just yet Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support With Mamet s characteristic no holds barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

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    1. Keith Moser

      Finished reading this the day the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage which is a nice little piece of kismetPlay is funny, but doesn't feel overly "Mamet" (but it's still a little fucken "Mamet"). Quite jaded, but I'm excited to see this when it gets produced locally later this year. Love how it's one set over ~24 hours. A stage manager & set designer's dream!

    2. James

      Some humorous moments, but has become somewhat dated since I saw it onstage in 2009. Better to see it live than on paper.

    3. Marina Fontaine

      I picked this one up at the library, opened it right there at stayed at the library reading, unable to put it down. This is my first Mamet play, and in spite of the crazy-satirical premise, I still expected it to be essentially dark, but it's really not. One can call it depressing only for the way it so accurately portrays modern American politics, but it's hysterically funny and, in the end, not at all unkind. I know that this is the play that caused Mamet to write his famous "Why I am no longe [...]

    4. Writer's Relief

      With NOVEMBER David Mamet flexes his funny bone yet again—this time during the election month of a president falling out of public favor. As President Chuck Smith struggles to find the courage to fight for a second term, the reader laughs at the dismal state of affairs that is politics in America. This satirical take on elections leaves the reader emotionally connected to Mamet’s president who seems such a fish-out-of-water in the tumultuous world of American politics. Things get even funnie [...]

    5. Allie

      If I could give it more stars I would. I do not think I have ever read any book more outrageously funny than this play, nor have I laughed aloud more while reading. A shocking and satisfying satire of the Bush presidency, I could hear Nathan Lane's voice in my head as I read Mamet's President's lines and was only mildly surprised to hear that I had failed to recognize him on the cover and that Lane was starring in the play on Broadway. Perhaps it was written with Lane in mind? Wonderful, wonderf [...]

    6. Matthew Burkhardt

      I actually saw this on Broadway before reading it and I found it absolutely hilarious and a showcase of David Mamet's biting humor that I fell in love with when I first saw Glengarry Glen Ross, but it's not for everyone as it's vulgar and gives you insight into President Charles Smith behind closed doors where the cameras don't follow, so you get to see his character candidly, which turns out to be less politically correct than one would hope from a President of the US. Still, I found it interes [...]

    7. Simon Sweetman

      Enjoyed this even though it was time-specific, ultimately. Was still good to read a new/ish Mamet script. Some funny lines too. And just as you think he might be going soft you get a line like, "I'm gonna cut your fucken heart out and eat it in front of your dying eyes". Would have been good to see a production of this at the time.

    8. Jeff

      Mamet’s newest play is a biting, fierce, farcical satire that skewers, among other things, public relations, Native American casinos, overseas adoption, gay marriage, and almost every aspect of the Presidential office. It’s a pretty blatant, heavy-handed piece, but it does manage some thought-provoking subtleties amid the take-no-prison punches.

    9. Whitney

      In typical Mamet style, this play is fast paced, witty, and points out the absurdity of the mundane. With clarity and insight, he highlights the machinations of U.S. politics with verve and humor. I will never think of turkey pardons in the same light ever again.

    10. Reece Roberts

      Well, that was something.Could totally see Nathan Lane being the president.Comedy? Perhaps, maybe it all comes down to writing.Captivating enough though considering it's only a 4 handed piece centered around a desk.

    11. Wayne Sutton

      Pretty funny and makes you think of all the silly nonsense that is politics. Even in our highest office! This play is good for this time of year. Looking forward to seeing it at one of our local theatres here in Denver!

    12. Jess

      I cannot believe Nathan Lane played this part, yet I somehow feel so glad he did. A close source said several people at one viewing left the show in the first act, apparently surprised that this wasn't a cheerful song and dance role for Mr. Lane.

    13. Christopher Howard

      Sorry but the satire which can be found in this book cannot impress anybody. It just lacks that amusement spirit that I am expecting to receive from this kind of books. But, on the bright side: the story is nice and the characters feel somehow real.

    14. Michael

      This is a fun romp. A little time specific so it will be dated soon. Nathan Lane must have been brilliant in the Broadway productionwish I had seen it!

    15. Michael Tuggle

      Hysterical, laugh out loud play from David Mamet. Takes everything that we love and hate about politics and slays it.

    16. Peter D. Sieruta

      This fast-paced satire provides some good laughs, but goes a little overboard in its final pages, resulting in an unsatisfyingly over-the-top conclusion.

    17. Dave Burns

      Charmingly absurd ending, very jaded view of politics. Points off for dullness in the first act. Perhaps a good performance could fix it, but just reading the script was a chore until act two.

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