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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum - Community Reviews back

by Heinrich Böll
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Merle
Merle rated it 5 years ago
When he wrote this novella in 1974, Heinrich Boll was furious with the yellow press; anger radiates from the very disclaimer (which states that the newspaper in this book is totally not the Bild-Zeitung, but hey, if the shoe fits….). Nevertheless, this is one of those books that manages to tell its ...
Merle
Merle rated it 5 years ago
When he wrote this novella in 1974, Heinrich Boll was furious with the yellow press; anger radiates from the very disclaimer (which states that the newspaper in this book is totally not the Bild-Zeitung, but hey, if the shoe fits….). Nevertheless, this is one of those books that manages to tell its ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, autumn-2012, fradio, published-1974, nobel-laureate, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Recommended for: BBC radio listeners Read on October 19, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...BBC blurb: A brilliant exploration of the corrosive impact of tabloid journalism on o...
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it 7 years ago
The voice of this novel was something new to me: it is written in the form of a report, apparently reserved and unbiased, which presents the slow but effective process of Katharina Blum's public humiliation by police and press. It all begins with a murder (I'm not sure this may be considered a spoil...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 7 years ago
Boll's short scathing attack on how the media creates the news instead of, as it claims, just reporting it (I've refused to read "news" magazines for years because of just this fact). Since its 1974 the newspapers are the primary focus but you can transfer this to almost any "news" organization (th...
AC
AC rated it 7 years ago
A fine little novella, though not the masterpieces that Billiards, or especially Group Portrait are. Blum is a pale Leni...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nd826/15_Minute_Drama_The_Lost_Honour_of_Katharina_Blum_Episode_4/BBC blurb: A brilliant exploration of the corrosive impact of tabloid journalism on one young woman. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum is dissects the power of the press and it's impact on indiv...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 8 years ago
This book depressed me at so many different level it's a wonder I could finish it. No fault of the book,just my own private bag of garbage and thousands association I got reading it.
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