Satire, it has been said, is not possible in America because everything eventually comes true. Tragedy, you might say, is both cheapened and still to come when the media gets involved. The Greatest Show on Earth is a timely commentary about the media frenzy surrounding allegations of sex abuse and the popular mania for Reality TV.
-Kirkus Discoveries Quote
America's cult of psychotherapy combines with its cult of celebrity to create a monster in this amusing.satire.
Debut novelist Buck isn't afraid to use a sledgehammer to drive home his satirical points. Does psychotherapy infantilize women? You bet-just look at Meme playing with stuffed animals and wearing a diaper!
Still, Buck has a vigorous comic imagination and a biting wit, especially when he treats his characters as people instead of cartoon figures.
An over-the-top but funny attack on some meaty targets.