Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon... show more
Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.
Publish date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, 20th Century
So let's just acknowledge two things. First, Evelyn Waugh was not a pleasant person. Anything you read about him makes that clear. Second, this book is full of racism. There's no way to get around that. Once you've acknowledged those two issues, this book is fabulous. Satire at its best! Wil...
For nearly two weeks now, the bent and creased copy of Scoop sitting on my desk has been staring at me. Patiently. Waiting whether I was going to write a review or not. On finishing the book I had exactly two feelings about it: 1. As far as satire of the press goes, Waugh created the most deli...
Possibly the most funny out of everything I've read by Eeeeeeeeevlyn Waugh and I find journalists boring.
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