Scoop

Scoop

Book - 1966
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In "Scoop, " surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure, " Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism an how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the "Daily's Beast's" more accoladed overseas reporter.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [c1966]
ISBN: 9780316926171
0316926175
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 21 cm. $4.95.

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dennismmiller
Sep 30, 2017

William Boot is not a reporter, rather, he writes the nature column "Lush Places" for the Daily Beast. It is only through a misunderstanding that he is dispatched to the obscure African nation of Ishmaelia, where the Fascist Blacks are fighting the Communist Reds, except that in this case the Blacks call themselves the Whites and the Reds call themselves the Blacks and there seems to be more fighting among the foreign press corps than among the native people.

Waugh's breezy satire of the self-referential world of the press will not cease to amuse as long as reporters and politicians remain.

jmcilw May 13, 2016

This is an English farce from the 20's. It seems very silly these days, unless you're an English major or like farce.

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